Gulf Crisis: Arab League meeting turns into words showdown

Gulf crisis continues as false media reports surface

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A number of businessmen in Qatar have called for greater support for national products and for products from boycotting countries not to be imported.

However, Saudi state news agency SPA soon broke the news that Riyadh was suspending all dialogue and communication with Doha and accused the Qatar News Agency (QNA) of "distorting facts" while reporting on the phone conversation.

The four have also insisted that Doha scales down its relations with Iran, as part of conditions to renew relations.

Back in June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates imposed a trade and diplomatic embargo on Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism, an allegation strongly denied by Doha.

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"All these policies have forced us to take these measures for the benefit of Qatar on one hand and our security and stability on the other", he said citing that there are several Arab and worldwide bodies which had condemned these actions carried out by Qatar.

Muraikhi further angered Qatar's critics when he said that Iran is an "honorable country" and when he underlined the renewal of ties with the Islamic Republic. "The Qataris will be held responsible for such a decision".

UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the Gulf crisis continued "due to Qatar's unwillingness for peace".

"We all know Qatar's historic support for terrorism and what has been provided for extremist factions, and money in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Egypt that has led to the death of many of Egypt's sons", Shoukry said.

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Israel's neighbors in the Middle East continue to sling mud at one another in their quarrel over Qatar.

Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry angrily responded to al-Muraikhi during the session, describing his opening speech as "nonsense and unacceptable".

"May God harmonise between their hearts for the good of their people", Ouda said on Twitter after a report of a telephone call between Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss ways to resolve the rift which began in June.

In response to Al-Muraikhi's accusation to Saudi Arabia that it wants to depose the Emir of Qatar and replace him with the foreign minister, Al-Qattan said that Saudi Arabia will never use these cheap methods and it doesn't want to change the regime.

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Iran has been providing Qatar with food supplies amid the Saudi-led economic siege of the country.

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