'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister says

'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister says

"We have been isolated because we are successful and progressive".

The Qatari capital Doha has regularly been used by teams from nations incapable of playing games on home soil due to adverse security situations or as a result of diplomatic rows with other countries in the region.

"We must all be in agreement, in words and actions, that in fact, support and financing for terrorism can not be a tool of any government's policy", he said. "There can not ever be a military solution to this problem".

The designations point to the fact that despite repeated calls from the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the global community, Qatar remains a permissive jurisdiction for terrorism financing.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he expected all parties to find a resolution.

Normally guarded about politics, Qataris expressed outrage. Like that of Berlin. A declaration of war. "A political, economic and social aggression", a Qatari diplomat said. "We need the world to condemn the aggressors".

Anxious residents have responded to the crisis by emptying grocery stores in the Qatari capital, Doha, as Saudi Arabia has blocked trucks carrying food from entering the country across its only land border.

The tension between the Arab nations "will exacerbate Qatar's external vulnerabilities and could put pressure on its economic growth and fiscal metrics", S&P said in a statement on Wednesday. "I would like to confirm Qatar's position that all disputes should be settled by a dialogue".

Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Egypt and Bahrain banned sea and air travel to and from Qatar.

Gargash, the UAE minister, told Reuters in an interview it would be very complex to disentangle the "very diverse" business ties between Qatar and its neighbours but suggested this might be necessary. Aircraft that fly out of Qatar - including fighter jets, drones and refueling planes - can be relocated to a number of other bases in the region including in Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait and Bahrain and off aircraft carriers, the officials said.

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Its emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah held talks on Wednesday with Qatari counterpart Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, following talks with senior UAE officials and Saudi King Salman.

Sheikh Mohammed called attempts to isolate Doha "collective punishment" and a "systematic campaign" against Qatar, which he said continued to work alongside the United States against extremism.

The Qatari ambassador to Washington, Meshal Hamad al-Thani, wrote on Twitter that a key pillar of Doha's foreign policy was mediation. The Kuwaiti emir also went to the UAE and Qatar yesterday for more consultations. What factors, in your opinion, played the biggest role in catalyzing this crisis? They had already earlier in the week blocked direct flights between their countries and Qatar.

"The bottom line is that today the Qatari government has a decision to make".

Qatar hosts the Al-Udeid military base, the largest U.S. airbase in the Middle East. But he added that Qatar knew what it needed to do to restore normal relations.

The move comes after Saudi Arabia yesterday issued an ultimatum demanding that Qatar severs links with the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The efforts by these countries on Qatar's behalf has raised questions about the future possibility of Doha aligning more closely with them and edging away from the GCC and US.

English edition of Asharq Al-Awsat - the world's premier pan-Arab daily. They have imposed what Qatar said was a blockade of shipping and air traffic and closed Qatar's only land border, causing panic buying at supermarkets and provoking confusion and anxiety across the population.

But efforts to defuse the worst crisis among Gulf Arabs for two decades showed no immediate progress.

Qatar has nonetheless forged regional alliances independently of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council states, drawing accusations from Saudi Arabia and its allies of serving Iranian interests. It would hardly be a surprise, then, if a few months from now Moscow stops denying and either admits or allows for the possibility that some Russians ("patriotic" or otherwise) may have been involved in this episode.

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