Qatar, Saudi-led bloc trade barbs at Arab League over boycott

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As a result of the Saudi lead bloc voting to enact the restrictions in June, Qatar had seen its only land border closed, a ban on all ships flying its flag from most ports, and a large swathe of the Persian Gulf's airspace closed to both Qatari aircraft as well as foreign carriers destined for Doha.

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On Tuesday, Qatar's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad al-Muraikhi took the podium at the event in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to denounce what he called a "vicious media campaign" against his country "waged by rabid dogs backed by some regimes".

On the heels of the failure of regional and global mediation efforts to narrow differences between the two sides, the stage is set for the growth of tension between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, especially at a time when political disputes and propaganda campaigns in the Persian Gulf have peaked. Al-Muraikhi said that the list of demands presented by the boycotting countries is impossible to come into effect as it is an explicit violation of the sovereignty of Qatar.

The Saudi envoy warned that Qatar would soon "regret" its orientation towards Iran.

Chairman of the Qatar Engineers Association, Ahmad Al-Jolo, said in a statement quoted by Qatar's Al-Arab newspaper that if the blockade is lifted, it is assumed that no one will accept the products imported from the four countries that caused the crisis.




The small Gulf country has dug its heels in, and looked to Saudi rival Iran, Turkey and Oman for new trade routes. "If the Qatari brothers think that if the rapprochement with Iran would serve their interests, they are carrying out matters in a wrong way and they will be accountable for that", he said. "The Qataris will be held responsible for such a decision".

During the speech delivered by the Qatari delegate to the AL, Shoukry interrupted him and described the Qatari speech of being "nonsense and inappropriate words".

UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the Gulf crisis continued "due to Qatar's unwillingness for peace".

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed all links with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting regional terrorist groups.

"We all know Qatar's historic support for terrorism and what has been provided for extremist factions, and money in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Egypt that has led to the death of many of Egypt's sons", Shoukry said.

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