Arab countries maintain boycott Qatar

Ministers from Arab Nations who are embroiled in a conflict with Qatar, maintain their sanctions against the Gulf State.

"The political and economic boycott continues until Qatar adjusts its policy," said the Saudi Minister Adel al-Jubayr (Foreign Affairs) Wednesday at a news conference.

The Minister conferred Wednesday in Cairo with colleagues from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain on the conflict, that for the time being at a standstill seems to be down. The Egyptian Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Qatar has responded to the requirements list of the Arab countries, but that that reaction "mostly was negative and no content had".

The countries have a month ago the economic and diplomatic ties with Qatar are broken. They found thirteen requirements. They want, among other things, that the Government in Doha less close diplomatic relations with arch-rival Iran and news channel Al-Jazeera.

The Qatari Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani (Foreign Affairs) suggested Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the driving forces behind the isolation of his country. "We have to with these countries in conversation to find out what the real problems and the real grievances are," said the Minister in London.

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