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The four countries boycotting Qatar have stuck to the 13 demands, asserting that their action against Qatar is consistent with international law.
The Qatari crisis - (From left to right) Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Jubeir, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa in Cairo, Egypt 5 July 2017
In a statement read out by Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa on Sunday, the four countries said the four countries boycotting Qatar were ready to talk to them, provided they announced their willingness to halt their support and funding for terrorism.
Al Khalifa said that the foreign ministers of the four countries reviewed the latest developments and contacts at the regional and international levels, and emphasized coordination between them, thus enhancing the maintenance of regional peace and security and eliminating terrorism.
He added that Qatar provided a safe haven for those involved in terrorism, and published an inflammatory speech, explaining that the position of the four countries is consistent.
The Bahraini foreign minister clarified that the government of Qatar deliberately spoiled the pilgrimage season, stressing the commitment of the four countries to the principles of stopping the support of terrorism and financing and stop interfering in the affairs of other countries. "The only recognized mediation is the mediation of the Emir of Kuwait," he said, adding that Qatar "must express a genuine desire to stop its support for terrorism."
UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed said that Doha is responsible for any damage suffered by the Qatari citizen because of the crisis.
"There are a number of steps that can be taken against Qatar," he said. "We are keen to avoid harming the Qatari citizen in the proceedings against Doha." "We are keen to end the Qatari crisis as soon as possible.
For his part, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said that he did not negotiate the demands made by the boycotting countries for Qatar to return relations with Doha. He expressed his happiness at the reception of the State of Bahrain for the declaration of the foreign countries' position on the Qatari crisis and the fight against terrorism.
Shukri stressed the depth of the relations between Egypt and Bahrain, which lead us to deepen relations between the two countries to serve the two peoples at all levels, especially the military cooperation between the two countries and enhance the efficiency of communication and coordination at the level of leadership and security of the two countries.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair rejected what he described as attempts by the Qatari authorities to politicize the hajj.
"We reject the attempts of the Qatari authorities to politicize the pilgrimage, which is unacceptable," al-Jubair told a news conference.
The Saudi minister stressed Saudi Arabia's welcome to the Qatari pilgrims.
The foreign ministers of the four countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, held a meeting on Sunday in the Bahraini capital of Manama to discuss developments in the Qatari crisis and to consult and coordinate efforts to stop Qatar's support for extremism and terrorism.