UAE’s Gargash says alternative to Qatar demands is “not escalation but parting ways”
A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by Arab states which imposed a boycott on the small Persian Gulf Arab nation this month, "the alternative is not escalation but parting ways".
(reuters) -- UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told reporters that diplomacy, however, was still a priority.
The demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE, which Doha has said are not reasonable or actionable, include closing Al Jazeera television network, curbing ties with Iran, shutting a Turkish base and paying reparations.
Source: Al-Alam News Network