Saudi Arabia receives Qatar’s response to the list of demands

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubair speaks to the press in the Saudi capital Jeddah on August 25, 2016.

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir received in Jeddah, Qatar’s response to the 13 demands listed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in order to stop Doha’s support and finance of terrorism, reported Al Arabiya.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair said, “We hope that Qatar’s response to the demands is a positive one.”

Al-Jubeir confirmed that “most of the demands on the list included were already mentioned in the 2014 agreement,” adding that the extension of the deadline was granted to Qatar upon the request of the Kuwaiti mediator.

Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Tuesday, that the list of demands announced by the four countries are “unrealistic” and “inapplicable,” as he put it.

He said that the response to demands handed over to Kuwait was ready describing the measures taken and the boycott of Doha as “illegal”.

The Qatari foreign minister said there was still “an opportunity for improvement” when it comes to combating and financing terrorism.

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain will hold a meeting on Wednesday in Cairo to follow up on the latest developments of the Qatari crisis.

The meeting will discuss the next steps that the four countries will take in light of the Qatari responses to their demands which were received during the past few hours.

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