Qatar Fund Plans US Deals to Diversify Assets Amid Gulf Crisis

14 September, 2017, 00:55 | Author: Ora Austin
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Addressing the opening session of the Arab League foreign ministers' meeting in Cairo on Tuesday, he said that the talks with Qatar will remain suspended until Qatar issues a clear position publicly on the anti-terror Quartet's demands.

Moody's said worldwide freight companies have implemented contingency plans to re-route traffic through neutral countries: Maersk announced in June that it would redirect marine traffic destined for Qatar via Oman, running a feeder service from Salalah.

Sheikh Mohamed said at press conference on the sidelines of a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Genèva that the real objective behind imposing the blockade on Qatar was not fighting terrorism but imposing guardianship on the country and breaching its sovereignty and meddling in its internal affairs.

Doha, however, refused to meet the demands and said that they were meant to force the country to surrender its sovereignty.

Al-Muraikhi described the siege imposed on Qatar by the boycotting countries as a "full crime" that includes hacking the website of the Qatari news agency, fabricating statements and attributing them to the Emir of Qatar, and media campaigns by "rabid dogs" targeting the Emir.

Addressing the meeting, al-Muraikhi underlined the importance of the joint meeting between the Arab foreign ministers and Japan's foreign minister, adding that it reflected the keenness and desire of the Arab countries and Japan to deepen their political relations and advance their distinguished relations to wider horizons of cooperation, through further understanding.

Doha has been receiving fresh food supplies from Iran, which has also allowed Qatar's national carrier to use its airspace.

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However, Saudi Arabia subsequently accused Qatar of distorting facts about the call, and said it was ending talks.

Lavrov's efforts come days after U.S. President Donald Trump made his push to settle the dispute between the Arab countries, all considered strong U.S. allies.

In response, Qattan said: "Congratulations to Iran and soon, God willing, you will regret it".

Qattan said that the great success of this year's Haj season is a befitting reply to those who attempted to politicize Haj whether it is Iran or Qatar.

After his speech, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry rejected what he said were "baseless insults".

The Saudi regime is facing criticism over its policies in the region, including imposing war on Yemen, protecting Al-Khalifa regime in Bahrain and discretely supporting IS terrorists in Syria and Iraq. It significantly boosted its military presence in the Persian Gulf state since the outbreak of the row.

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