When asked what, if any, further steps would be taken against Qatar, the UAE’s Otaiba said: “We’ve designated 59 people and 12 entities; it’s likely that you could see designations of their bank accounts, and perhaps of the banks themselves”.
The U.S. ambassador to Qatar announced on Tuesday that her assignment in the energy-rich nation engulfed in a diplomatic crisis was ending this month.
Erdogan’s comments marked the strongest intervention yet by a powerful regional ally of Doha eight days after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed stringent economic sanctions on it.
Otaiba said the four countries were compiling and a list of demands for Qatar.
Meanwhile, a video that emerged on social media appeared to show the press officer for the Emirati national football team refusing to answer a question posed by a reporter from the Qatari-owned BeIN Sports channel.
But Shell Smith previously appeared to slam the Trump administration after he sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. He said Saudi Arabia has merely denied Qatar use of its airspace, which he added is his country’s sovereign right.
Jubeir said Qatar can move goods in and out “whenever they want”.
On Friday, Erdogan approved legislation allowing the deployment of Turkish troops to Qatar amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Doha and other Arab states and said he had not witnessed Doha backing terrorism. Islamabad enjoys close ties both with Qatar and Saudi Arabia. “We have to stop the funding of terrorism”.
Paris, Ankara, London, Kuwait – French President Emmanuel Macron held talks on Monday with the Emir of Kuwait to discuss the rift between Qatar and Arab states, the Elysee Palace said in a statement.
In Paris, Sheikh Mohammed, who is on a European tour to drum up support for Qatar, said his country had no idea what had provoked the move against it.
Morocco is thus the second country after Iran to send planes loaded with foodstuff to the Qatari people after supermarkets were swamped following the decision to ban all kinds of commercial traffic with Qatar.