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Qatar says World Cup plans continue 'as normal'

Qatar says World Cup plans continue 'as normal'

Al Thani reportedly hailed Iran as an "Islamic power" and criticized US President Donald Trump's policy towards Tehran.

Sheikh Sabah has visited Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar in the last week in an effort to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

Iran - the main regional rival of Saudi Arabia - sent four cargo planes of food to Qatar and plans to provide 100 tonnes of fruit and vegetables every day, Iranian officials said on Sunday, amid concerns of shortages.

Interestingly, Qatar won the rights to the 2022 World Cup amid allegations of bribery and corruption.

Some analysts said the pressure may even lead to regime change in Qatar.

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Citing Qatari media, the Washington Post said that trucks loaded with foodstuff were stuck at the Saudi-Qatari borders.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism networks in the region.

The dispute broke out days after Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia and it was not clear if the USA was alerted to the move in advance.

Oil giant Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of backing militant groups and broadcasting their ideology, in an apparent reference to Qatar's influential state-owned satellite channel al Jazeera.

"The situation is complicated for exports to the Middle East as a whole, because we normally ship our produce exports to countries in the Gulf via Doha", the source revealed. "That would be very destabilising in a region that is already very unstable".

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Qatar's shipborne exports of liquid natural gas have continued to travel unhindered out of the Persian Gulf as well, though they could be a target if the crisis escalates. Qatar was also expelled from a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

Since diplomatic, transport and trade ties to Qatar were cut last week, a number of figures linked to Al Qaeda and sanctioned by the United Nations and USA as terror supporters have offered their support to Doha. Qatar's main stock index tumbled 7.3%.

Trump last week responded to terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital of Tehran by warning "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote", a reaction described as "repugnant" by Iran's foreign minister.

Paris, Jun 12 Qatar today 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 biggest diplomatic rift in years among the rich states of the Gulf has disrupted Qatar's imports of food and other materials, although its finance minister has played down the economic toll of the confrontation.

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USA dollar shortages hit currency exchange houses in Qatar, making it hard for foreign workers to send money home. Al Baker said the airline will press ahead with plans to add 24 new destinations in the coming 12 months.


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