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Qatar Airways demands United Nations action against Saudi-led 'blockade'

24 June 2017, 01:47 | Ruben Thornton

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister insists there's no blockade on Qatar and says his country will provide food and medical supplies if needed.

Qatar has launched two new shipping services to Omani ports after other Gulf states severed ties with Doha last week, raising concerns over food supplies to import-dependent Qatar.

"A lot of people think we're the only ones to lose in this", he said.

A previous mediation effort by Kuwait in which the Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah shuttled between Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Doha, failed to achieve an immediate breakthrough.

A Qatari government employee, speaking to Bloomberg in the capital, Doha, lauded the cow airlift as showing Qatar can finds ways to survive on its own.

"Turkish troops are coming to Qatar for the sake of the securıty of the entire region", Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told reporters last Thursday.

Qatar has denied any links to terrorism or terrorist groups but their documented ties to the Iranian Regime, the leading state sponsor of terror and terrorist groups, speak for themselves. Henry is also proficient in use of most online journalism tools and Social media management. But recent Gulf reports have charged the relationship goes beyond resource management, accusing Qatari officials of meeting with the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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He added that he will meet with his counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates later this week. Schools built with funds from Saudi Arabia are spreading across the Horn of Africa.

"The Muslim majority nations in Africa feel that they need to make a decision for or against Qatar", Annette Weber, an expert on the Middle East and Africa at the German Institute for worldwide and Security Affairs, told DW.

Doha's ambassador to the European Union, Abdul Rahman Al Khulaifi, said Tuesday Qatar was "astonished and surprised when we hear voices who say we are supporting terrorism". Three ships carrying 350 tonnes of food are also set to leave Iran for the emirate.

Qatar Airways offices were closed in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Jubeir said Qatar can move goods in and out "whenever they want".

Islamabad has longstanding, close ties to Saudi Arabia, but is also involved in recent business ventures in gas-rich Qatar.

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