Saudi Arabia-led Arab states have recently extended the deadline for Qatar’s
response to its demand list by 24 hours after Kuwait requested for an extension.
The Arab states comprising Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and
Egypt, have agreed to extend Qatars deadline which was supposed to end on
Sunday by 24hours after a request by Kuwait which is acting as a mediator in the
The Kuwaiti government had requested the extension following Qatar’s
announcement that it was due to hand over its response to Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday.
The 13 demands which were issued to Qatar as the basis on which the rift will be
ended included closing Al-Jazeera television and cutting diplomatic ties with Iran.
Qatar has called the allegation of its support for terrorism baseless and its foreign
minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, said the stiff demands,
which include ejecting Turkish troops based there, would be rejected.