Qatar’s GCC expulsion on cards as Gulf nations meet

Jul 05, 2017, 8:08 AM EDT
(Source: Ressie Fos/flickr)
(Source: Ressie Fos/flickr)

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states are set to meet in Cairo to discuss further action against Qatar that has been under unprecedented diplomatic and economic sanctions for about a month now.

Qatar, which relies heavily on imports to meet the basic needs of its 2.7 million people, has sent its official response over the demands set by the Arab nations, writes the BBC.

If Doha fails to meet “unrealistic and not actionable” conditions laid down by the Arab allies, it may face expulsion from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and further isolation in the region, notes Reuters.