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Since 2018-05-27 at 15:03 (Baghdad time)
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Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said that "there is no glimmer of hope" in resolving the crisis with Qatar, stressing that "the four boycott countries have not and will not be affected by the crisis and the only affected is Qatar."
"There is a mechanism for Gulf leaders to resolve differences and crises, which usually ends in the interests of the people, but Qatar has changed the rules and principles of the relationship," the Bahraini minister said in an interview with Asharq Al Awsat newspaper.
He added: "We expected from the beginning of the crisis with Qatar to go to Saudi Arabia, but this did not happen, but a statement was issued by the Qatari side of the right of accusations against the platforms of social communication of Qatari officials, and this caused the prolongation of the crisis.
"Qatar has never been an active and honest member of the coalition," he said.
On the Turkish military presence in Qatar, Al-Khalifa saw it as "unjustified" and that Ankara should withdraw its forces and return them to their country, stressing that "the Gulf states are able to protect themselves."
Qatar's crisis broke out in June 2017 by severing Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt from relations with Doha. The four countries imposed "punitive measures" to justify their "support for terrorism," which Doha denied, saying it was facing a campaign to derail its national decision.[/ltr]