Qatar open to talks to resolve crisis: Foreign Minister

Qatar open to talks to resolve crisis: Foreign Minister

Qatar has strenuously denied the allegations.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatar's foreign minister, said the measures taken against the country were "surprising", according to the statement, which also cited the minister's interview with the BBC on Tuesday.

A picture taken on June 5, 2017 shows a Saudi woman and a boy walking past the Qatar Airways branch in the Saudi capital Riyadh, after it had suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia following a severing of relations between major gulf states and gas-rich Qatar.

Article 29 of the cybercrime law criminalises any online publication of information "with intent to make sarcasm or damage the reputation, prestige or stature of the state or. any of its symbols".

We want to send a strong message that now is the time for cooler heads to restructure Qatar's approach on foreign policy.

"Tensions are still high and mediation efforts by fellow Gulf Cooperation Council state Kuwait have yet to lead to a concrete solution, so investors will likely remain on edge", said one Dubai-based trader.

"Whatever has been thrown as an accusation is all based on misinformation and we think that the entire crisis is being based on misinformation", he told CNN.

"And we told him very clearly if there is any allegation we can sit on the table and we can sort it out", Thani said, adding there was no evidence showing Qatar supported terrorist groups.

As well as cutting diplomatic relations and ordering Qatari citizens to leave their countries within 14 days, the Gulf states and Egypt banned all flights to and from Qatar.

On Tuesday, Jordan announced that it would downgrade its own diplomatic ties to Qatar and work to revoke licenses for the Doha-based multinational broadcaster Al-Jazeera.

Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, said on Monday (local time) that for Qatar to restore its tie with the other nations, it needs to end its support for the Palestinian group Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The nations also cut air and sea traffic with Qatar.

A Qatari sports network has been blocked in the United Arab Emirates over a major diplomatic dispute.

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Saudi Arabia's King Salman and called for a united Gulf Cooperation Council to fight terrorism and promote stability in the region, amid deepening diplomatic crisis in Qatar.

But the Saudi-led action was already having tangible effects, with dozens of flights canceled, Qatari planes barred from regional airspace, and panic buying in Doha amid fears of food shortages. With the closure of the air route, the Pakistani pilgrims who were in transit got stranded in Qatar.

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