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Middle Eastern Diplomatic Crisis Deepens as Qatar Denounces Arab Nation's Terror Sanction List

  • Qatar’s foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani gave a series of defiant interviews and pledged not to surrender foreign policy independence after Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain snapped diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar. He called the blockade a violation of international laws and denied charges that his country funded Islamic extremists. Qatar’s foreign minister also denounced the list that sanctions 59 people and a dozen organization of having alleged links to militancy. Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan approved new legislation that legislates offering military assistance to Qatar if needed, deepening the Middle Eastern crisis.

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