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Boris Johnson calling for end to blockade of Qatar

Boris Johnson calling for end to blockade of Qatarā€¯

On June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremist groups, such as Palestinian militant group Hamas, and Shia regional power Iran.

The foreign minister also sounded determined to ensure the blockade on Qatari airspace is proven illegal as soon as possible under worldwide law.

Trump has backed Saudi Arabia in the crisis, although his government appears to be more nuanced.

Eritrea's decision comes only a few days after Qatar and Saudi Arabia officials sought diplomatic support from Ethiopia and Eritrea as their East African allies.

But the document contains at least two names already designated internationally as terrorist financiers, and against whom Qatar took action, according to a previous US Department of State report. "Victimising Qatar through smear campaigns serves no goal", he said during a parliamentary address, using the Arabic abbreviation for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), on Tuesday. Henry is also proficient in use of most online journalism tools and Social media management. Bahrain issued a similar statement last week.

Qatar has always been accused of financial links to extremist groups and allowing Islamists to base themselves in Doha and using Qatari media as a platform.

Iran has urged Qatar and neighbouring Gulf countries to engage in dialogue to resolve their dispute.

Kuwait has been involved in trying to mediate the dispute. The Kuwaiti Al-Qabas newspaper called the blockade "shocking". Both have delivered food supplies to the country and Turkey has agreed to deploy troops. Headlines in Al-Watan newspaper quoted the Qatari foreign minister as saying "No compromise".

Washington, Jun 13 Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al- Jubeir insisted today that Saudi Arabia has not imposed a "blockade" on Qatar by closing the border and banning doha's planes from its air space.

Reports have emerged of panic buying at supermarkets amid concerns of a food shortage with Qatar dependent on its Gulf neighbours for food imports.



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