Published: Wed, June 14, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to visit Saudi Arabia amid Gulf crisis

The United States should remove its airbase from Qatar as it acts as an insurance against action being taken against Doha amid ongoing diplomatic crisis, United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba said.

The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the United States wants President Trump to use the US airbase in Qatar as a political tool to press the country's government on supporting extremism.

Restrictions against Qatar-linked media by a number of Arab states are in violation of freedom of expression and breach global law, a prominent human rights watchdog said Wednesday.

"This month, I end my 3 years as US Ambassador to #Qatar".

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India's engineering exports to Doha have been hit following sanctions imposed on Qatar by some nations including Saudi Arabia, EEPC India said on Wednesday (14 June).

Turkey also is eager to maintain workable relations with Iran, Saudi Arabia's foe with whom Doha's critics say Qatar maintained excessively close ties.

It is believed that when US President Donald Trump supported Arab countries to "isolate" governments supporting "terrorism" and even accused Iran of de-stabilizing the Middle East region, the Trump's move has emboldened the Saudi rulers to pursue their policies more aggressively, including by assailing Qatar.

The ban does not apply to aviation companies and aircraft not registered in Qatar and the three neighboring countries, and which wish to cross their airspace to and from Qatar, they said. "But first they must withdraw [the sanctions] as we can not negotiate when a gun is being held to our head", he said, calling for a "better atmosphere" in which negotiations might eventually be held.

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"This unethical and inhumane decision has affected thousands of families and is not in keeping with our Arab or Islamic values", he added.

However, one source told AFP on Monday that Qatar's World Cup preparations continue "as normal". "The Qatar Charity implements projects included in the United Nations -coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans in Yemen, in Syria, and in Iraq, where they also participate in the common humanitarian coordination structure", United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Some key officials might also oppose the step.

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