Turkey's Erdogan condemns Qatar blockade 'death sentence'

20 June, 2017, 14:07 | Author: Leticia Walters
  • UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash. — File

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the isolation of Qatar as "inhumane" and "un-Islamic" on Monday.

The political assault against Qatar has seen Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other states break diplomatic ties with Doha, as well as close their land borders and airspace to the country.

The statement also said that the leaders discussed the further development of Russian-Saudi relations in various fields, and that they had mutually expressed desire for intensified bilateral cooperation. "Victimising Qatar through smear campaigns serves no goal", he added.

During the meeting, they disclosed procedures and steps taken by the three states to sever diplomatic and consular relations with Qatar in light of the three states' commitment to combat terrorism, dry up sources of funding terrorism and counter extremism, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

NAN reports that Qatari Foreign Minister Abdulrahman al-Thani told a news conference in France that Qatar "still had no clue" why the nations cut ties.

An embargo has also cut off food, transport and other links between the four countries and Qatar, which typically imports around 80 percent of its food from its neighbors.

The group said the list shows Qatar "announces fighting terrorism on one hand and finances and supports and hosts different terrorist organisations on the other hand". "Let's stop fooling ourselves".

Qatar's finance minister said on Monday the world's richest country per capita has the resources to endure and played down the economic toll of the confrontation. Iran also has shipped in vegetables by air and plans to send some 350 tons of fruit by sea to Qatar, with which it shares a massive offshore natural gas field.

Last Wednesday, Turkey's parliament promptly approved two deals signed in December 2015 and April 2016 between the two countries - to deploy Turkish troops to a base in Qatar and to train its domestic police force. Qatar has called the accusations baseless and have described the measures as a "siege" harmful to ordinary people there.

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