Turkey supports Kuwaiti attempts at mediation in an ongoing political crisis pitting the small Gulf state of Qatar against a handful of other Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia.
Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani on Tuesday characterized a 13-point list of demands by Arab states to end a blockade against it as "unproven claims", APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
"Qatar has begun its careful review and consideration of a series of requests presented by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.", Tillerson said Sunday.
Qatar's foreign minister is set to meet his USA counterpart in Washington, DC, after the U.S. state department voiced confusion over the Saudi-backed embargo of the country.
Asked by reporters on a visit to Washington if the demands were non-negotiable, Saudi's Jubeir said, "Yes".
The Saudi-led group suspended all relations after accusing Qatar of supporting extremist groups and destabilizing the region.
"All countries in the region need to do more to combat terrorism, but recent disputes among the GCC countries only serve to hurt efforts to fight IS and counter Iran", Corker wrote in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Moreover, Qatar is demanded to pay financial compensation, although the sum was not reported.
On June 5, three (P) GCC members-Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain-along with Egypt, cut ties with Qatar over allegations that it funds "terrorism"-an accusation Doha strongly rejects but that was echoed by US President Donald Trump". The United States has cautioned that some of the demands would be hard for Qatar to accept, asking the Saudis for a clear list of grievances that are reasonable and actionable.
On Sunday, Tillerson noted that some of the demands made by the four countries would be "very hard for Qatar to meet".
Qatar is home to the largest United States base in the region, Al-Udeid, while Bahrain is home to the USA navy's Fifth Fleet. And if the country were to meet these demands before the upcoming deadline, it will be subject to audits for compliance at regular intervals for the next decade.
While we can expect huge military hardware deals to continue to make headlines, the most significant security spending will be going on with a lot less fanfare in cyber space.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir was referring to a list of demands Qatar would need to fulfill to ease concerns of Arab states over the country's role in terror funding.