«Unrealistic and illegal» jobs are not satisfied with the demands of Arab countries

© RIA Novosti / Abdulkader to Harperite fotomontaje in the West Bay of Doha, Qatar. Archival photo«Unrealistic and illegal» jobs are not satisfied with the demands of Arab countries© RIA Novosti / Abdulkader to Harperite the image Bank

Qatar called unrealistic demands of the Arab States to resolve the crisis and urged them to reconsider, reports TV channel «al Arabiya», citing a statement by the head of the Qatari foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdurrahman al-Thani.

The Minister also described imposed on the Qatar sanctions as illegal and violates the sovereignty of the country.

According to the channel «al Jazeera» Qatari foreign Minister after the document with the terms will provide the answer and forward it through Kuwait, an intermediary in efforts to resolve.

What is required from Doha

The list of demands of the Arab countries gave Doha in Kuwait. Before that, UAE Minister of state for foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that the basic conditions affect the termination of funding of radicalism and terrorist groups.

As reported Friday by the associated Press with reference to the document, which appeared at its disposal, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain require from Qatar to sever diplomatic relations with Iran, close to the Turkish military base and eliminate the satellite channel «al Jazeera».

The Agency also notes that the compilers of the list insist that Qatar has stopped the naturalization of their citizens and expatriates already in the Emirate. From Doha, required to give all persons Riyadh, Cairo, Abu Dhabi and Manama is wanted on charges of terrorism.

In addition, the country must pay compensation, the amount of which is not specified. The implementation of all requirements is given ten days.

After the publication of Gargash accused Qatar of leaking to the media a list of requirements for the country.

«Leakage from Qatar requirements and concerns of neighbors and Egypt is a serious attempt to undermine a mediation process or another symbol of rude policy. Leakage will further strengthen and prolong the crisis,» he wrote on Twitter.

«On the brink of war»

Qatar will be difficult to meet these requirements, the situation threatens serious conflict, believes expert of the Valdai club, a senior researcher at the Centre for Arab and Islamic studies, Institute of Oriental studies Constantine Truevtsev.

«This is an ultimatum to fulfil the country where it will be difficult if she wants to maintain independence. In this case, the conflict is not limited to blockade and rupture of diplomatic relations, the situation is on the brink of war,» — said the expert RIA Novosti.

In his opinion, impracticable at least three of the following requirements are met: the rupture of relations with Iran, the closure of Turkish military bases and the elimination of «al-Jazeera». The channel is an informational hub and closure — «this is a huge threat — both financially and as a blow to the image», explained the expert.

«I doubt that Qatar will go to the fulfillment of these conditions. There, too, was a demonstration of power: going to the people who supported the Emir,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

«Close the channel — crime»

Satellite TV channel «al Jazeera» broadcasting from Doha, called the crime of the Arab request the closure.

«I am against the requirements to close any media, as it is a crime, a violation of the human right to freedom of speech. If we were talking about the closure of bi-Bi-si or any other channel, I would have taken the same position,» — said RIA Novosti, the General Director of the channel Yaser Abu Hilal.

«If «al-Jazeera» broke something, anyone could use it to sue, in the Qatari court, or in any other country, it is the legitimate right of every victim of the media. But the requirement to close is a crime… I challenge those who believe that «al-Jazeera» violated the professional rules and laws. They can sue the channel», — noted the General Director of the channel.

He recalled that the offices of «al-Jazeera» opened in more than 60 countries, an interview was given by the presidents of many countries. According to the journalist, the TV station impartially conflict of Qatar with States, impose on him a blockade, inviting air of experts and politicians representing both sides.

«Our channel is sponsored at the expense of Qatari funds, but we provide our services Arabic and international audience. We will continue our work,» said Abu Hilal.

Earlier, the UAE has blocked on its territory, «al Jazeera» TV channel offices were closed in Riyadh and Amman. Saudi Arabia demanded that Qatar immediately change the policy and the change of administration, «al-Jazeera» that the broadcast did not go against the interests of the Gulf countries and the Arab world. The channel’s management refused to change the editorial policy.

On the fifth of June, the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. Later, a similar action had been taken by Mauritania, the Maldives and Mauritius, and Djibouti and Jordan have reduced the level of diplomatic missions in Qatar.

In addition, their ambassadors withdrawn from Doha Chad, Senegal and Niger.

Of all the members of the cooperation Council of the Gulf countries to the blockade of Qatar is not only joined by Oman and Kuwait.

«Unrealistic and illegal» jobs are not satisfied with the demands of Arab countries© AP Photo / Hassan Amaged Qatar called false accusations of financing terrorism in LiveConnect broke out a week after the summit of the countries of the Persian Gulf and the United States in Riyadh, when the Qatari news Agency published a speech on behalf of the Emir of the country in support of building relations with Iran.

Thus, at the meeting of the Saudi authorities on behalf of all the hotel has condemned Tehran for its «hostile policy» and threatened an adequate response.

Later in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Qatar, said that the Agency website was hacked, and a speech on behalf of the Emir were published by the hackers. However, the Arab countries considered this rebuttal unconvincing, and continue to insist that the words of Tehran belong to the Emir.

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