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Pakistani PM hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar

13 Juin 2017

Qatar on Monday denounced the sanctions imposed against Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as "unfair" and "illegal", as Britain announced talks to try to resolve the crisis.

The foreign minister also sounded determined to ensure the blockade on Qatari airspace is proven illegal as soon as possible under global law.

Qatar is home to the biggest US military base in the Middle East.

"Qatar is willing to sit and negotiate about whatever is related to Gulf security", he added.

That helped spark the crisis, which began June 5 when Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties and started trying to isolate Qatar from the rest of the world.

Qatar's Central Bank said yesterday banking transactions at home and overseas were continuing normally despite the diplomatic crisis which has seen several Gulf countries sever ties with the emirate.

"The statement from Federation Internationale de Football Association was seen as welcome", said the insider.

"I have urged all sides to refrain from any further escalation and to engage in mediation efforts", he said.

Qatar though has received the support of FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who said on Sunday that the emirate would remain as 2022 hosts, and that football's governing body does "not interfere in geopolitics".

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In an interview broadcast Monday by CNBC, Ali Sherif al-Emadi said there are some challenges, but that Qatar is "business as usual".

But Al-Emadi said there is no such crisis.

The discussion also included telephonic conversations between US President Donald Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and French President Emmanuel Macron. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said on his twitter account. It quotes the prime minister as saying he hopes the dispute between Qatar and its Arab neighbors will be resolved soon.

Qatar is home to the largest United States airbase in the Middle East, Al-Udeid, making it a key ally in the US-led coalition against IS in Iraq and Syria.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Monday that Qatar is in contact with global aviation authorities and legal organizations as it tries to fight back against moves by Saudi Arabia and its allies to cut off its land, air and sea access.

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar al-Baker acknowledged the measures in a statement that accompanied the company's annual report released on Sunday (11 June).

Qatar's new and state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha serves as a major transit hub for some 37 million passengers a year, largely between Europe and Asia.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been conciliatory - calling for an immediate end to the blockade.

The small peninsula, which is connected to Saudi Arabia, is heavily reliant on imports for food and before it was cut off from its neighbours brought in 80% of its supply from surrounding Gulf countries.