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After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

24 Juin 2017

CNN's Erin Burnett obtained the list, which Qatari officials said is authentic.

Al-Jazeera has denounced the move as an attack on media freedom.

- Cut ties to extremist organizations.

Stop interference in the internal affairs and external interests of other countries.

Qatar must furthermore surrender individuals wanted on terrorism charges it has been sheltering, freeze their assets, and refrain from giving citizenship to wanted nationals from the other Arab states.

As well as the closure of Al-Jazeera, a long-standing source of conflict between Doha and neighbouring countries which accuse it of fomenting regional strife, the wide-reaching list makes other demands on Qatar. On Monday, Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said the country would not negotiate until diplomatic relations were restored and the boycott was halted, according to Reuters.

Its Gulf Arab neighbours responded by blocking Qatari-based media, including Al-Jazeera.

Handjani said that the demands amounted to a request that Qatar gives up its sovereignty.

Qatar said there was "no legitimate justification" for the countries' decision, though it vowed its citizens wouldn't be affected by it. "In this context NHRC urged the State of Qatar not to accept those demands", the article said.

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Qatar, however, said it is preparing an official response to the document containing the demands of several Arab countries that have cut ties with it and imposed a blockade against it earlier this month.

Both within and outside the administration, even critics of Qatar are divided over the diplomatic crisis and the prospects for resolution.

She said, "any resolution or basis for discussion should be consistent with global law including human rights and worldwide humanitarian law as well as the U.N. Charter as all countries concerned are U.N. member states".

"By accepting those demands and conditions Qatar will be subject to worldwide accountability and violating its commitments regarding human rights conventions", Qatar's National Human Rights Committee said in a statement.

The demands include closing Al-Jazeera television and cutting ties with Iran, sever ties with terrorist organisations, including the Muslim Brotherhood, IS, Al Qaeda and Hezbollah.

Qatar - which shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia - has rejected accusations it supports terrorism, calling them "unjustified" and "baseless".

QATAR POSITION: This is a non-starter, as Qatar insists the network is a domestic issue and not open to negotiation.

The decision plunged Qatar into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq. Qatar also stopped short of criticizing Iranian support of rebelling groups in Bahrain, while Saudi Arabia and other neighboring countries blasted Iran's activities. Formally declare these entities as terror groups as per the list announced by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt, and concur with all future updates of this list. If Qatar agreed to the points in the list, it would also agree to be monitored annually for the next 10 years for compliance, audited once a month for the first year and the once per quarter in the second year.

Earlier this week, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington was "mystified" by the failure of Saudi Arabia and its allies to justify the ongoing isolation of Qatar, a key US partner in the fight against ISIS. Al-Jazeera has been very atypical in a region of heavy censorship since its founding in 1996, and indeed much of its initial staff came from the Arabic-language BBC, which had been shut down because they couldn't comply with mounting Saudi censorship demands.