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Saudi cites national security to block WTO case brought by Qatar

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By Tom MilesGENEVA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has told the WTO that national security concerns mean it cannot allow the world trade body to settle an intellectual property dispute with Qatar, according to a transcript seen by Reuters.Qatar launched the dispute in October, saying Saudi Arabia was blocking Qatari-owned broadcaster beIN and refusing to take effective action against alleged piracy of beIN's content by "beoutQ", a sophisticated pirating operation. It is unclear who owns beoutQ or where it is based. Saudi officials say Riyadh is committed to fighting piracy - in June they said the ...

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 22:43 IST