Saudi-led group vows more measures against Qatar

Jul 07, 2017, 7:30 AM EDT
Qatar faces diplomatic and economic boycott and severed air, land and sea transport.
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Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf allies vowed to take “appropriate measures” against Qatar after the isolated nation turned down their 13 demands, denying the allegations that it provides ideological and financial support to jihadist outfits.

In a joint statement issued on Thursday, the Saudi-led group called Qatar’s rejection of their demands “a threat to regional security,” writes Al Jazeera.

Qatar, facing an unprecedented diplomatic and trade boycott from its neighboring countries, has described the embargoes as “a clear aggression and an insult,” notes the BBC.

Amid speculations that the deadlock may intensify and drag on for weeks, the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is likely to visit Kuwait, which is mediating the Gulf crisis.