DUBAI: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain are anticipated to go over imposing new economic sanctions on Qatar when they meet up with in the Bahraini money Manama on Sunday, the pan-Arab al-Hayat newspaper noted.
The four Arab states lower ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of backing terrorist teams and cozying up to their arch-foe Iran, allegations Doha denies.
International ministers of the four international locations “are anticipated to impose sanctions that will progressively have an affect on the Qatari financial state”, al-Hayat newspaper said, citing unidentified Gulf resources, without offering any additional details.
Bahrain’s state information company BNA said on Saturday that King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa experienced hailed cooperation among the four international locations in fighting terrorism.
Diplomatic initiatives led by Kuwait and involving the United States and Turkey have failed to close the row, which has impacted travel and communications among Qatar and the four international locations and led to severe verbal exchanges in the media.
Saudi Arabia has shut its land border with Qatar whilst all four international locations have lower air and sea one-way links with Doha, demanding the gasoline exporting nation consider a number of steps to present it was transforming its policies.
Turkey and Iran have stepped in to present fresh develop, poultry and dairy goods to Qatar as an alternative of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, with Oman furnishing option ports to all those in the UAE.
The four Arab international locations additional 18 more teams and folks they say are connected to Qatar to their terrorist lists final 7 days.