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Kuwait says Qatar is 'willing' to hold dialogue

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Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani speaks in Doha on June 8

Qatar Airways also stopped its flights to the four Arab countries in response to the UAE's Etihad, Emirates, FlyDubai, EgyptAir and Bahrain's Gulf Air suspending flights to Qatar.

Like the UAE and Saudi Arabia, Qatar is a member of the GCC and of the oil-cartel OPEC.

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

"We are in favour of resolving any disagreements through. dialogue".

That may prove to be easier said than done. This situation is a repeat of 2014, when several Gulf countries recalled their Ambassadors from Doha over its support for Muslim Brotherhood.

Bahrain on Thursday followed the UAE in announcing that expressing sympathy for Qatar over the sanctions was an offence punishable by jail. Up to 40 percent of Qatar's approximately $1 billion in food exports a year were trucked to Qatar from Saudi Arabia until this week's eruption of the crisis.

The contract calls on Ashcroft's group to help Qatar improve its money-laundering and counterterrorism compliance programs as well as to communicate those efforts to government leaders and the media.

A peninsular nation of 2.5 million people, Qatar has for years punched well above its weight in world affairs by parleying its vast gas wealth into influence across the region, irking many with its maverick stances and support for Islamists. Just like Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE had accused Qatar of harboring extremist and militant groups, Trump also made the suggestion that Qatar was a financier of extremism.

Saudi Arabia has sealed Qatar's only land border, through which it had imported most of its food. The time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding - they have to end that funding - and its extremist ideology. The Muslim Brotherhood ruled in Egypt from mid-2012 to mid-2013 before the Egyptian military removed the party from power. Both bills were drawn up before the dispute between Qatar and others erupted.

Erdogan vowed to keep supporting Qatar after his rapid approval of legislation on deploying Turkish troops there. "Diplomacy only way forward", tweeted Gargash. "We hope that cooler heads will prevail, that wiser heads will prevail and we will not get to that".

Qatar said Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke to its foreign minister and discussed the crisis, without offering specifics. "No one has given them the right to separate Qatari women from their Saudi children, or Emirati women from their Qatari children". "Are we living really in the 21st century?"

As many as 18 individuals were named, including members of Qatar's royal family and a former minister.

"The state of Qatar, in accordance to its firm beliefs and principles, works on avoiding political conflicts with states and governments when dealing with their people", the ministry said.

The biggest concentration of US military personnel in the Middle East is at Qatar's Al Udeid Air Base.

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