Qatar’s neigbours dismiss emirate’s response to list of demands
Egyptian foreign minister says Qatar’s response ‘lacked any content’ as Doha rejects of Gulf nations’ demands
Qatar’s neighbours have dismissed its response to their list of demands and said they will continue their blockade of the tiny, wealthy emirate, as the bitter diplomatic row in the Gulf showed no sign of abating.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut off ties with Qatar on 5 June, accusing it of supporting terrorism. On 22 June they issued a 13-point list of demands – including ending support for the Muslim Brotherhood and closing broadcaster al-Jazeera – to end the standoff and gave Qatar 10 days to comply.