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Qatar says it won't 'surrender' in Gulf row

09 Juin 2017

The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and other Arab states severed all ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the country of funding terrorist organisations and backing Iran.

As the Gulf crisis deepened with four major Arab nations closing sea, air and land links with Qatar, India is beginning to worry about its over 6,30,000 nationals living in that country.

The coordinated move was led by Saudi Arabia, which accused Qatar, the largest exporter of liquid gas and the country with the highest per capita income, of supporting terrorists and sectarian groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

Trump, who had initially backed the measures against Qatar in a tweet, called Sheik Tamim on Wednesday with an offer "to help the parties resolve their differences".

The London-based news website Raialyoum related the incident, with several comments made by Israeli politicians and media outlets praising the six Arab countries' breaking off of relations with Qatar.

He explained that Qataris studying in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE were asked to leave immediately and that they will not be allowed to continue even their final semester exams.

Qatar has recently developed into one of the most active investors in Turkey's economy.

Qatar strongly denies the allegations.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted his support for the Gulf embargo, taking some credit for the decision which he claimed was a reaction to his Saudi visit in May. But other officials in his administration sought to downplay that message and emphasize the need for regional cooperation.

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We are a very close family but I have to stay strong for them, because that's what I have to do", she told 97.3FM. A woman named Tara who identified herself as Sara Zelenak's aunt said the family is "bracing for the worst".

There has been no immediate word from the Pentagon or Washington on how, if at all, this crisis will affect over 11,000 active service members in the region and the sizable amount of air traffic coming in and out of Qatar, which also plays regional headquarters for U.S. Central Command.

Gregory Gause, a professor at Texas A&M and an expert on the Gulf region, spoke to NPR on Tuesday about the diplomatic rift.

The sheikh's remarks came as efforts intensified to resolve the feud pitting Saudi Arabia and allied Arab nations against Qatar. Gause notes that compared to its neighbors, Qatar "is less stringent about regulating the movement of private monies".

Qatar also backs the Palestinian political and militant group Hamas and the global Islamist movement the Muslim Brotherhood, which Saudi Arabia and Egypt oppose.

"They need us as much as we need them", a third United States official said.

Schaefer told reporters German diplomats were in touch with State Department and National Security Council officials to clarify the USA stance.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani repeatedly denied that his country funded extremists and he rejected the idea of shutting down its Al-Jazeera satellite news network.

While the troops are not expected to fight for Qatar should hostilities break out, Demir says Turkey should have avoided the appearances of giving Qatar military support when it could mediate the crisis.