Saturday, June 10, 2017
Eritrea rejects cutting ties with Qatar
Eritrea rejects cutting ties with Qatar: "Eritrea rejects cutting ties with Qatar African nation says it has strong ties ‘with brother Doha’ home > middle east, africa 10.06.2017 Ayşe Hümeyra Atılgan Istanbul related news Middle East Crisis: Pakistan walks a delicate terrain Hamas leader: Arab differences are internal affairs Moscow ‘ready’ to help resolve Gulf crisis Behind diplomatic crisis: LNG war between Qatar and US Turkish products hit Qatar shelves as blockade remains By Enes Kanli ASMARA, Eritrea Eritrea on Friday declined a rewquest by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. The African nation’s foreign ministry said in a written statement it "rejected" the demand to cut ties "with brother Doha". It ssid Eritrea had "strong ties with the brother people of Qatar," and it was "impossible to cut ties". Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen -- abruptly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar earlier this week, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. Mauritania added its name to the list the following day, while Jordan downgraded its diplomatic relations with Doha. Saudi Arabia also closed its land borders with Qatar, geographically isolating the tiny Gulf state. Qatar strongly rejected accusations it supports terrorist groups and called for a diplomatic solution to growing tensions between Gulf states. Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options. Facebook Twitter "
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