“ The GCC’s ultimatum to Qatar are not only Draconian but juvenile politics that reflects regional fantasy, rather than reality” Rami G Khouri
Somalilandsun- Qatar must shut down state-funded broadcaster Al-Jazeera and all of its affiliates; stop funding other news outlets that include ARabi21 and Middle East Eye.
This is per a lost of demands handed to Qatar by Kuwait which is mediating the GCC conflict that pits Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt on one site against Qatar.
The 13 points demand also stated that Qatar must refuse to naturalise citizens from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain and expel those currently in Qatar; hand over the individuals wanted by those four mentioned countries for terrorism; stop funding any extremist groups that are labelled as terrorists by the US; and provide detailed information about opposition figures that Qatar has funded.
According to an Arabic language copy of the demands acquired by the Associated Press the Saudi led countries also want Qatar to cut its alleged ties with al-Qaida, the Islamic State, Hezbollah and the Nusra Front, the al-Qaida branch in Syria, among others. Qatar has vehemently denied any link to extremist groups.
According to Rami G Khaouri , a senior public policy fellow in the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut the list of demands that Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries say Qatar must comply with in order to end the diplomatic and trade siegethey imposed on the country two weeks ago is so draconian and broad that it mainly raises new questions about the efficacy, motivation, and desired outcome of the Saudi-Emirati-led isolation of Qatar.
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