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4 Arab states won't slap more sanctions on Qatar but boycott to continue

Gulf newspapers close to their governments appeared to see little prospect of any settlement

Reuters  |  Cairo/London 

Four Arab states refrained on Wednesday from slapping further sanctions on Qatar but voiced disappointment at its "negative" response to their demands and said their boycott of the tiny Gulf nation would continue. Qatar earlier in the day accused Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt of "clear aggression" and said the accusations cited when they severed ties a month ago "were clearly designed to create anti-Qatar sentiment in the West". The four Arab nations accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and allying with regional foe ...

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First Published: Thu, July 06 2017. 10:02 IST
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