Saudi rejects Qatar's response to demands, boycott still in place

Foreign minister responds to Qatar's rejection of conditions demanded to end diplomatic crisis

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images).
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images).

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Wednesday that a boycott of Qatar will remain in place after the Gulf emirate rejected conditions to end a diplomatic crisis, reports AFP.

"The boycott will remain," he said at a news conference in Cairo after meeting with his counterparts from Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates over the crisis.

This latest development took place after foreign ministers of the Saudi-led bloc said at a press conference that Qatar's response was "negative".

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The 13-point list of demands was issued by the Saudi-led bloc on June 22, giving Qatar 10 days to respond. The deadline was extended by 48 hours on Sunday, July 2, at the request of Kuwait, which is mediating in the crisis, and Qatar handed in the response on Monday, July 3.


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