Saudis and allies working on list of Qatar ‘grievances’

Asia Middle East Forum

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says a list of “grievances” involving Qatar is being drawn up and will be presented to the Arab Gulf country shortly.

Speaking in London, on Friday, Adel al-Jubeir called on Qatar to respond to what he claimed were international and regional calls for it to halt its support for “extremism and terrorism”.

“I would not call them demands. I would say it is a list of grievances that need to be addressed and that the Qataris need to fix,” he said.

Jubeir did not detail what complaints could be made, but added that they will be presented “very soon”.

Four Arab states – Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt – severed diplomatic and trade relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting “extremism” and their regional rival Iran.

They later issued a list of 59 people and 12 groups with links to Qatar, alleging that they…

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