Saudi Arabia and its allies announced the decision to extend the Qatar ultimatum for a further 48 hours to respond positively to a list of 13 demands.

The list of demands includes the closure of Al Jazeera television and a Turkish military base, in addition to limiting relations with Iran
YOAN VALAT / EPA

Saudi Arabia and its allies announced Monday that they would extend the 48-hour ultimatum to Qatar to respond positively to a list of 13 demands, at the request of the Kuwaiti mediator in the Gulf crisis.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have agreed to extend the ultimatum after Qatar has announced that it will deliver to the Kuwaiti emir on Monday Requirements.

The list of demands included the closure of Al Jazeera television and a Turkish military base, as well as the limitation of relations with Iran. On June 5, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, which Accused of supporting terrorism in the most serious regional crisis since the 1991 Gulf War.

Subsequently, in a list of 13 points – submitted to Qatar by Kuwait, which is helping to mediate the crisis – countries have called for the closure of Al Jazeera television from a Turkish military base in Qatar and a reduction of diplomatic links with Iran. The four countries also demanded that Doha cut off any contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic fundamentalist groups such as Shiite Hezbollah, Al-Qaida and the Islamic state.

 

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