Saudi, allies give Qatar 48-hr extension

Tim Farron leader of the Liberal Democrats accused the government of covering up the report

Tim Farron leader of the Liberal Democrats accused the government of covering up the report

The Qatari foreign minister had earlier made a statement explaining Qatar's stand in the rift with the four Arab neighbours, although envoys have been working hard to tackle the crisis that has spawned diplomatic tensions throughout the region.

Qatar has since rejected the demands as violations of its sovereignty, labeling them an "affront to global law".

"The world must unite immediately to halt the singling out of Qatar for unjustified collective punishment and humiliation and to preserve peace, security and prosperity in the region", the statement said.

The three Gulf countries and their ally, the egyptian had broken off diplomatic relations with Qatar on June 5, and imposed sanctions.

"No one has the right to issue to a sovereign country an ultimatum".

However, Turkey's parliament approved a troop deployment to the Qatar base just two days after the crisis broke out. The four countries' foreign ministers will meet in Cairo for talks tomorrow.

Gabriel is on a tour of the Gulf region, where four Arab states have cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar over claims that it is financing militant groups.

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When Saudi Arabia closed the emirate's only land border - vital for its food imports - Iran shipped in tonnes of fruits and vegetables.

Qatar's top diplomat delivered a response Monday to a list of demands made by Saudi Arabia and its allies involved in a prolonged diplomatic dispute with Qatar after extending a deadline to comply by 48 hours.

Johnson called the deadline extension and Qatar's response "an important step in building confidence between the parties".

Al Thani is meeting Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah on Monday to discuss the demands, as Kuwait is mediating in the dispute, Al-Jazeera reported.

"We are anxious that the distrust and the disunity could weaken all the parties concerned as well as the entire peninsula", said Gabriel, who will visit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. They have warned that additional actions will be initiated against Qatar if it does not meet the demands. On 23 June, they sent via Kuwait, which is acting as a mediator between the conflicting nations, a list of 13 demands to Qatar.

Doha demands the "blockade" lifted before talks on resolving the standoff.

UAE officials yesterday said that when the deadline expired, economic and political sanctions would become permanent.

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