Qatar deadline extended by 48 hours: Saudi

Qatar deadline extended by 48 hours: Saudi

Qatar deadline extended by 48 hours: Saudi

"But we must somehow succeed in ending support in the region for extremist and terrorist organisations".

The countries set a list of 13 demands and imposed a midnight July 2 deadline for Qatar to respond, threatening further sanctions if it did not act.

Here are the demands that the Arabs nations want to be met by the end of the Qatar deadline.

Last month, the network said "We assert our right to practice our journalism professionally without bowing to pressure from any government or authority". The allegation has been rejected by Doha as "baseless".

The crisis has not hit energy exports from Qatar, the world's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas and home to the region's biggest United States military base.

Turkey has sided with Qatar in the dispute, sending it food and other supplies and quickly ratifying legislation allowing the deployment of troops to the Turkish base.

Reuters reported on Sunday that commercial bankers in the region believe that Saudi, Emirati and Bahraini banks might receive official guidance to pull deposits and interbank loans from Qatar. The four Arab countries has later announced in a joint statement an extension of the deadline by 48 hours in response to the request of Kuwait.

Qatar's response to the demands was handed by the foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani to Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Sabah, as global pressure continued for the crisis to be resolved. Apart from this, it has also been demanded that Qatar should bring its relation with terror organizations like Muslim Brotherhood, IS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah to everyone and to surrender the terrorists present in Qatar.

The foreign ministers of Egypt, the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will meet in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss "future steps" in dealing with Qatar.

Riyadh and its allies close land and maritime borders, suspend air links and expel Qatari citizens. That meeting is due on Thursday. There was no immediate word on what the letter said, though Sheikh Sabah is trying to mediate the crisis.

The ultimatum expires Monday, though the countries involved have not provided a precise time or detailed what immediate penalties, if any, Qatar will face.

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