Putin, Saudi King Discuss Qatar Diplomatic Crisis


"I call on all states to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and to find a rapid resolution through mediation,"Johnson said".

As part of the measures against Qatar, Al-Jazeera has also been blocked in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain.

Gargash said that Qatar has to address its problem with countries in the region by reviewing its policy, noting that the core problem is Doha's support for extremism and terrorism.

Qatar is home to the forward headquarters of US Central Command, which leads US military action against IS in Iraq and Syria.

The small emirate is being cut off diplomatically and economically on a scale not seen before and is launching a diplomatic offensive to push its side of the argument.

"The minister had even gone to the extent of trying to pressure Farmaajo through the help of another African country", al-Harmi told The New Arab.

The group said the list shows Qatar "announces fighting terrorism on one hand and finances and supports and hosts different terrorist organisations on the other hand".

"I believe that all the countries know the urgency of solving this problem as soon as possible".

The minister was backed by his colleague economy minister Ahmed bin Jassim al-Thani.

The Qatari government has rejected the allegations as "baseless" and described the blockade as a "violation of global law".

Hamas arch-terrorist Saleh al-Arouri and other terrorists from the Gaza-ruling group, who had found a safe haven in Qatar, were reportedly expelled from Doha due to unspecified "pressure" last week.

"Qatar is always open for business.We have what it takes to defend if we have to do anything locally". "Whatever is related to the collective security of the Gulf countries, Qatar is ready to negotiate ... but we have the right to react to these accusations that we are interfering in their internal affairs".

Mutlaq Al Qahtani said the Persian Gulf country hosted the Taliban at the "request of the United States government" and as part of Qatar's "open-door policy, to facilitate talks, to mediate and to bring peace".