Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions

Frederick Owens
June 21, 2017

The comments suggested Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was losing patience in a mediation attempt.

On Tuesday, there was more whiplash.

"Now that it has been more than two weeks since the embargo started, we are mystified that the Gulf states have not released to the public nor to the Qataris the details about the claims that they are making toward Qatar", Nauert added. "The more time goes by, the more doubt is raised about the actions taken by Saudi Arabia and the (United Arab Emirates)".

He called the blockade illegal and said customers are coming back to Qatar Airways and again using Qatar as an aviation hub after an initial hit to business. So we had a decision to make.

Turkey will continue to help Qatar and is planning to send the Gulf country another aid ship carrying 11 tons of humanitarian aid, the Turkish Economy Minister said June 19. He added that Doha still believed a solution was possible.

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"We've just said to the parties involved: Let's finish this. Let's get this going'". They first lured the Saudi ruler into striking a huge arms deal worth hundreds of billions of dollars, tipping the scales in their favor, and then made statements against Qatar backing Riyadh's claims, also forcing the Qatari rulers to sign arms deal with the USA, he said.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar on June 5 and announced that Qatari residents would have 14 days to leave.

20 de junio de 2017, 15:34Tehran, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran exports more than 1,100 tonnes of food daily to Qatar since the outbreak of the crisis in that Arab country with three of its partners of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), was reported today. The dispute has opened a rift among some of the main U.S. allies in the Middle East, with U.S. President Donald Trump backing tough measures against Qatar even as his State Department and Defense Department have sought to remain neutral. Tillerson also cancelled a scheduled trip to an Organization of American States meeting this week in Mexico to work the Qatar crisis. Only hours earlier, Tillerson went in front of cameras at the State Department to say the blockade was "hindering U.S. military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS".

In congressional testimony last week, Tillerson insisted there was "no daylight" between himself and Trump on the issue of Qatar.

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