Saudi Arabia is biggest promoter of Islamist extremism in United Kingdom, report finds

Geneva Matthews
July 10, 2017

Qatar's attorney general Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri said that Doha has set up a special committee to claim compensation from the blockading countries, reported the Guardian.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared that allegations against Qatar placed before it by Saudi Arabia and its other allies are unfair while also warning that provocation in the Gulf region should be avoided.

"While Qatar's hydrocarbon exports are not affected at this stage, there have been reports of disruptions to certain non-hydrocarbon exports and a forced shutdown of helium production", said Steffen Dyck, Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group of Moody's.

The response was "shockingly naive, with weak arguments", Dr. Anwar Mohammad Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said in series of tweets late Friday.

Saudi Arabia along with United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt have isolated Qatar citing extremist links.

Marri added that potential plaintiffs such as Qatar Airways, banks or individuals, including Qatari students, who have been expelled from the countries where they were studying, would be able to file claims over the "siege" in Qatari courts or those overseas, including in Paris and London.

"The blockade is unwelcome and we hope there will be a de-escalation", he added.

They vowed to take further political, economic and legal steps to tighten the screws on Doha.

On June 22, the four Arab states issued a 13-point list of demands, including downgrading ties with Iran and shutting down broadcaster Al-Jazeera, as a prerequisite to lift the sanctions.

Eager to use any worldwide legal means at their disposal to navigate the blockade imposed against it, Qatar views UNESCO as the ideal body to handle the complaints.

The U.S. State Department said Thursday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to the region to try to mediate a solution to the conflict.

Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah announced that Britain's Secretary of State Boris Johnson is to pay an official visit to the country tomorrow to discuss recent developments on the Gulf dispute and ways to end it.

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