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Al Jazeera: Call for closure siege against journalism

Al Jazeera: Call for closure siege against journalism

According to the document posted on social media, the four countries demand that Qatar closes Al-Jazeera, downgrades diplomatic ties with Iran and shuts a Turkish military base in the emirate. Those umbrella groups also appear on the list of entities whose ties with Qatar must be extinguished, along with Lebanon's Hezbollah and the al-Qaida branch in Syria, once known as the Nusra Front.

With just days to decide, Qatar on Friday weighed an onerous list of demands by its neighbors as a way out of a regional crisis, and a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic squeeze unless it is willing to acquiesce.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain also closed their air, sea, and land routes to the country.

U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a tough stance on Qatar, accusing it of being a "high level" sponsor of terrorism, but he has also offered help to the parties in the dispute to resolve their differences.

On June 5, Saudi Arabia and the UAE led a severing of all links with Qatar for allegedly supporting groups, including some backed by Iran, "that aim to destabilise the region".

The list was sent to Qatar after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson publicly asked the country's neighbors to make their desires clear, and Tillerson's spokeswoman suggested that their concerns might be about regional tussles for power rather than real worries about terror support.

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They are also demanding that Qatar hand over all individuals who are wanted by those four countries for terrorism; stop funding any extremist entities that are designated as terrorist groups by the USA; and provide detailed information about opposition figures that Qatar has funded, ostensibly in Saudi Arabia and the other nations.

Instead, Giles Trendle says Al-Jazeera is committed to continuing broadcasts.

Qatar's neighbors have also accused it of backing al-Qaida and the Islamic State group's ideology throughout the Middle East.

Qatar's neighbors also demand that it hand over all individuals who are wanted by those four countries for terrorism; stop funding any extremist entities that are designated as terrorist groups by the US; and provide detailed information about opposition figures that Qatar has funded, ostensibly in Saudi Arabia and the other nations.

The Gulf Times reported that Iran has taken the move after some Persian Gulf Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia cut relations with Doha.

Iran is shipping more than 1,000 tons of fruits and vegetables to Qatar every day. Under the 2015 nuclear deal, nuclear-related sanctions on Iran were eased but other sanctions remain in place. "It's as absurd as it would be for Germany to demand Britain to close the BBC".

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Cutting ties to Iran would prove incredibly hard.

Qatar is the world's leading exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hosts the biggest American airbase in the Middle East.

Not only must Qatar shut down the Doha-based satellite broadcaster, the list says, but also all of its affiliates. Compliance with the demands would be monitored, with monthly reports in the first year, then every three months the next year, then annually for 10 years, the official said.

Launched in 1996 with financial support from Qatar's rulers, Al-Jazeera has over the years grown into one of the Middle East's most influential and controversial media outlets. They returned eight months later after Qatar took some steps against Brotherhood members.

Additionally, the lists demands Qatar stop all means of funding individuals, groups and organizations that have been designated as terrorists by the alliance, the United States and other countries.

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She added: "I remain really concerned though that we do not have a complete picture". Such are our safety concerns on the outcome of those tests.


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