The blockade imposed on Qatar by four Arab states must be lifted before the country can engage in a dialogue, the Minister of State for Defence Affairs HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah has said.
In early June, long-simmering tension spilled over into open hostility when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and other countries broke ties with Qatar over what they claimed was its financing of terrorism.
"To ensure this, the four countries and their worldwide partners will monitor the commitment of the Qatari authorities", it added. The aim of the visits to those countries was the settlement of the Qatar crisis. "The four countries and their global partners will ensure that Qatar has ceased its support and funding of terrorism, has stopped welcoming terrorists and has stopped spreading extremist and hate speech", it added.
The joint statement issued by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt said that the terrorist activities of the above-mentioned entities and individuals had direct and indirect ties with Qatar.
The list also includes two Libyan citizens and six Libyan organisations, including armed groups and media outlets, which they call "terrorist groups" and allegedly received "substantial financial support from the Qatari authorities". "We expect Qatari authorities to take the next step and prosecute the terrorist groups and people", the statement added.More news: Malayalam Actress Assault: Kerala High Court Rejects Actor Dileep's Bail Plea
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"Destruction is easy but reconstructing what's destroyed is hard", Erdogan told reporters.
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said in a televised address on Friday that his country is ready for dialogue to resolve the diplomatic dispute with the Saudi-led group, but stressed that any solution to the crisis must respect his country's sovereignty.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have demanded the removal of the Turkish base in Qatar as a condition to lift the blockade, but they later pulled the demand back.
Turkey has built increasingly close ties with Qatar in recent years, including opening its first military base in the Persian Gulf there last year.