The list of demands is about limiting Qatar’s sovereignty

23 June 2017

This list of demands confirms what Qatar has said from the beginning – the illegal blockade has nothing to do with combatting terrorism, it is about limiting Qatar’s sovereignty, and outsourcing our foreign policy.

We are reviewing these demands out of respect for our brothers in Kuwait and the regional security and there will be an official response from our ministry of foreign affairs.

The US Secretary of State recently called upon the blockading nations to produce a list of grievances that was “reasonable and actionable.” The British Foreign Secretary asked that the demands be “measured and realistic.” This list does not satisfy that criteria.