Qatar Airways CEO - UN body should call Qatar measures illegal

Claudine Rigal
Juin 21, 2017

The agency was commenting in reaction to remarks made by Qatar Airways' chief executive that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were violating global law by shutting out Qatari flights.

Erdogan also defended Qatar by saying that Doha has taken decisive stand against the Islamic State. Turkish food supplies can reportedly be found in most of the supermarkets across Qatar.

On Thursday the four countries issued a list of individuals and entities they said had "terrorist" links to Qatar, in their first joint statement since severing ties with Doha.

The president said he would conduct a trilateral teleconference call with French President Emmanuel Macron and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani later on June 13 regarding steps to resolve the Qatar diplomatic crisis.

But Al Emadi said Qatar will continue to import food and goods from nations including Brazil and Australia to feed its 2.5million strong population.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab countries cut diplomatic as well as travel and trade ties with Qatar last week, accusing it of supporting Iran and funding Islamist groups.

Kuwait has been involved in trying to mediate the dispute.

"I personally lived through the first building blocks of this council almost four decades ago, so it is not easy for someone like me as a leader to stand silent without doing everything I can to bring brothers back together".

Eritrea's decision comes only a few days after Qatar and Saudi Arabia officials sought diplomatic support from Ethiopia and Eritrea as their East African allies.

Indian migrants who work at the border in green uniforms lay on inspection platforms sheltering from the sun.

Pigs might fly, but for one Qatari businessman, so will cows.

Staff said the closing of the frontier had divided families.

He was afraid that if the current tensions continued, it would further weaken the economies of these countries and more people would lose jobs in the Gulf market. "No one will die of hunger". "Now that we are not operating to those 18 [destinations], doesn't mean I'm going to shrink", he said. Qatar has called those charges baseless.

The Qatari delegation praised the non-aligned stance taken by government towards the Gulf countries and encouraged Somali leaders to maintain their stance against the embargo on Qatar at any cost.

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