A group of four Arab nations have extended the Qatar deadline.
Here are the demands that the Arabs nations want to be met by the end of the Qatar deadline.
- Shutting down the Al Jazeera news network.
- Closing a Turkish military base in the country.
- Reducing its diplomatic relationship with Iran.
- Cutting connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.
- Don’t allow naturalization of citizens from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
- Deport citizens from the previously-mentioned countries that are already living in Qatar.
- Hand over terrorists in Qatar that are from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
- No longer fund extremist groups that are considered terrorists by the United States.
- The demands also include have Qatar provide details on opposition individuals that it has funded.
- Alter its economics and politics to align with the Gulf Co-operation Council’s policies.
- Stop the funding other other news sources.
- Pay an amount that has yet to be specified as compensation.
“Qatar is not an easy country to be swallowed by anyone,” Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, Qatar’s Defense Minister told ABC News. “We are ready. We stand ready to defend our country. I hope that we don’t come to a stage where, you know, a military intervention is made.”
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