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Qatar says Saudi-led boycott amounts to 'economic warfare'

AFP  |  Doha 

today said a Saudi-led boycott, now in its eighth month, amounted to "economic warfare" as plans to seek compensation for those hit by the sanctions.

"This is economic warfare," said at a press briefing.

Khater said the would "not leave a stone unturned" in legally pursuing claims for businesses.

Tensions have escalated in the since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and cut all ties with in June, largely isolating the emirate in the oil-rich

The four countries accuse of supporting Islamist extremists and of being too close to Shiite Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-rival.

They have banned all flights to and from and cut off most trade links.

denies the allegations, arguing the bloc aims to incite regime change in Doha.

The emirate says the sanctions have hit companies as well as citizens and expatriates.

It has set up a committee to pursue claims, which Doha says are potentially worth billions of dollars.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:16 IST