In the latest development in the Qatar Vs Arab state rift, Qatari foreign minister has arrived in Kuwait with an official response to a list of demands from the Saudi-led bloc, CNN reports.
The letter was to be delivered by Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani from the ruler of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, to the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who has been the main mediator from the beginning of the crisis. The four countries led by Saudi Arabia agreed Sunday to extend the deadline for meeting their demands by48 hours. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt formed a coalition accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the Gulf region, suspending diplomatic relations and cut her off land, sea, and air travel on June 5.
Qatar has since rejected the accusations, calling them “unjustified” and “baseless.” The coalition first gave Qatar 10 days to meet a long list of 13 demands, including shutting down the Al-Jazeera media network, reducing ties to Iran and cutting ties with terrorist organizations, by July 3. The Emir of Kuwait made the request for an extension to the July 3 deadline, after being assured that the Qataris would still deliver Monday.
According to CNN reports, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a new deadline had been set to agree to the demands would expire early Wednesday.