Qatar in Diplomatic Crisis

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    10:40pm - Kuwait calls for restraint

    • Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has called Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and "urged him for restraint and not to take any measure that could escalate" the situation in the Gulf, according to the state-run KUNA news agency.
    8:30pm - Turkey is seeking to resolve Gulf spat
    • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is "actively involved" in efforts to resolve the diplomatic spat between Qatar and its neighbours, according to Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus.
    8pm - US military has "no plans" for change
    • The US military's Central Command says it has "no plans to change our posture in Qatar" amid a Gulf diplomatic crisis. Major Adrian J T Rankine-Galloway said in a statement that US military aircraft continue to fly missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria from Qatar's Al-Udeid air base.
    7:30pm - Egypt airspace to close on Tuesday morning
    • Egypt's ministry of civil aviation has announced that the country's airspace will be closed to Qatari flights starting Tuesday 04:00GMT.
    6:30pm - Israel praises anti-Qatar moves
    • Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's defence minister, has praised the measures against Qatar, saying "there is no doubt that this opens very many possibilities of cooperation in the struggle against terror".
    6:25pm - Saudi shuts Al Jazeera office
    • Saudi Arabia has shut down Al Jazeera Media Network's local office, according to Saudi state media
    5:40pm - No Qatari vessels allowed in Saudi ports
    • The Saudi Ports Authority has notified shipping agents not to receive vessels carrying Qatari flags or ships that are owned by Qatari companies or individuals.
    5:10pm - Egypt suspends air and sea links
    • Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement the country was suspending air and sea links to Qatar, citing national security.
    4:40pm - Turkey expresses 'sorrow'
    • Turkey is ready to help however it can to bring the disputes to a manageable level, said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaking at a joint press conference in Ankara.

    • Cavusoglu also said: "Turkey sees the unity and solitary among Gulf states as our own unity".
    4pm - Iran's food 'can reach in 12 hours'
    • Food shipments sent from Iran can reach Qatar in 12 hours, said Reza Nourani, chairman of the union of exporters of agricultural products.
    3:30pm - UAE port to turn away Qatar-bound vessels
    • UAE's Port of Fujairah says all vessels flying the flag of Qatar or destined for Qatar will not be allowed to call at the port.
    3:30pm - Iran calls for dialogue
    • Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted on the ministry's website as calling for a "clear and explicit dialogue" among the feuding nations. Iran says rising tensions among its Arab Gulf neighbours threaten the interests of everyone in the region.
    3:15pm - Maldives cuts ties with Qatar
    • Decision made because of the Maldives "firm opposition to activities that encourage terrorism and extremism".
    3:10pm - Egypt recalls ambassador
    • Egypt's foreign ministry says it has given the Qatari ambassador in Cairo 48 hours to leave the country and has ordered its own envoy in Doha to return home, also within two days.
    2:50pm - Libya's Haftar cuts ties with Qatar
    • The faction led by Khalifa Haftar, one of three rival governments in Libya, announced it is cutting ties with Qatar.

    • Haftar's foreign minister accuses Qatar of "harbouring terrorism".
    2pm - Saudi closes border with Qatar
    • Saudi Transport authority confirms immediate border closure with Qatar by land and by sea.
    1:30pm - Saudi border line up
    • Reports of trucks being lined up across the border in Saudi Arabia unable to enter Qatar.
    1:20pm - Updates from FIFA
    • Football's world governing body says it remains in "regular contact with Qatar".

    • FIFA issued a short statement saying it has spoken with "the Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee and the Supreme Committee for Delivery Legacy handling matters relating to the 2022 FIFA World Cup".

    • It said: "We have no further comments for the time being".
    1:15pm - Air Arabia flights suspended from Tuesday
    • Air Arabia, a low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates, said it is suspending flights to Qatar along with other Emirati airlines over a growing diplomatic crisis.

    • Air Arabia says its flights will be suspended from Tuesday "until further notice".
    EXPLAINED: How diplomatic rift affects air travel

    12:10pm - Saudia flights suspended from Monday
    • Saudi Arabian Airlines says it is suspending flights to the Qatari capital, Doha.

    • The airline, also known as Saudia, posted on Twitter that it would be halting flights from Monday morning, without elaborating.
    11:05am - FlyDubai flights cancelled from Tuesday
    • Dubai's budget carrier FlyDubai says it has canceled its flights to Qatar amid a diplomatic dispute between it and other Arab countries.

    • The carrier said on Monday that, starting Tuesday, all flights would be suspended. It offered no other details.

    • FlyDubai's decision follows that of Emirates and Etihad in canceling flights to Doha.
    10:45am - Yemen cuts ties with Qatar
    • Yemen's internationally recognised government has cut relations with Qatar and says it supports the decision by the Saudi-led coalition to end Qatar's participation in the war on the Houthis in Yemen. Qatar has been part of the coalition since March 2015.
    • The government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi says it severed ties with Qatar in part over is support of extremist groups in Yemen "in contradiction with the goals announced by the countries supporting the legitimate government".
    10:20am - Emirates flights cancelled from Tuesday
    • The Dubai-based airline Emirates says it is suspending flights to Qatar amid a growing diplomatic rift.

    • Emirates said on its website on Monday flights would be suspended until further notice starting Tuesday.
    10am - US urges GCC unity
    • US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Sydney: "It is important that the GCC remain a unified [front]".

    • Tillerson does not expect the rift "to have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified fight against terrorism".

    • Qatar hosts the largest US military base in the Middle East.
    9:55am - Qatar's official reaction
    • Qatar says there is "no legitimate justification" for four Arab nations to cut diplomatic ties.

    • Qatar also says the decision is a "violation of its sovereignty", vowing to its citizens it will not affect them.
    READ: Qatar's reaction in full

    8:35am - Etihad suspends flights from Tuesday
    • Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad said it is suspending flights to Qatar from June 6 "until further notice".

    • Etihad said its last flights would leave early Tuesday morning.

    • Etihad gave no reason for the decision. It is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates.
    6:10am - UAE, Egypt cut ties with Qatar
    • The United Arab Emirates and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.
    • Both the UAE and Egypt made the announcement on their state-run news agencies within minutes of each other.
    6am - Saudi cuts ties with Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia says it is cutting diplomatic ties to Qatar and it has pulled all Qatari troops from the ongoing war in Yemen.

    • Saudi Arabia made the announcement via its state-run Saudi Press Agency early on Monday. It appeared to be timed in concert with an earlier announcement by Bahrain similarly cutting ties.

    • The dispute between Qatar and the Gulf's Arab countries escalated recently over a hack of Qatar's state-run news agency. It has spiraled since.
    5:50am - Bahrain cuts ties with Qatar
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  2. YarS

    YarS Lieutenant Colonel

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    Wh40k, Battletech
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  3. Tirdad

    Tirdad 2nd Lieutenant

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    @YarS :

    به جهنم که هر بلایی سرشون میاد !!!

    همه این کشورا، از عراق حمایت کردن، لایق ترحم نیستن !!!

    من خودم انقدر مشکل دارم که نمیرسم به چیز دیگه ای فکر کنم !!!

    نمیدونم چرا انقدر واسه شماها مهم هست ؟؟؟

    میخوای نژاد پرست بگی یا هر -ایسم دیگه ای، هیچ اهمیتی نداره !!!

    من با تروریست ها، هیچ رابطه ای ندارم !!!

    @Falcon and all members:

    they are not important for me .

    They Supported Iraq during Iran/Iraq War, why should they be Important for me ???

    i dont sell my country to Terrorists`s benefits !!!

    i have many problems in my private life, much important than those terrorists !!!

    i dont understand why is it so important for you ???

    i dont know what would you call me, and i dont care it ...

    they are my enmey, a dead Enemy is good enemy !!!
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  4. Falcon

    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Turkish parliament approves troop deployment in Qatar

    Turkey's parliament has approved a legislation allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar.

    The bill, first drafted in May, passed with 240 votes in favour, largely with support from the ruling AK Party and nationalist opposition MHP.


    Turkey set up a military base in Qatar, its first such installation in the Middle East, as part of an agreement signed in 2014. In 2016 Ahmet Davutoglu, then Turkish prime minister, visited the base where 150 troops have already been stationed, the Turkish daily Hurriyet reported.

    In an interview with Reuters in late 2015, Ahmet Demirok, Turkey's ambassador to Qatar at the time, said 3,000 ground troops would eventually be deployed at the base, planned to serve primarily as a venue for joint training exercises.

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    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    US Blames Russian Hackers for Qatar Crisis

    US officials say they believe the diplomatic rift among key Arab Gulf nations with Qatar was a consequence of Russian hackers deliberately trying to undermine the US and its allies.

    In an exclusive report by CNN, US security agencies say they have intelligence that Russian hackers planted a fake news story on Qatar’s state news agency which made the Qatari ruler “appear friendly to Iran and Israel and questioned whether President Donald Trump would last in office.”

    Vladimir Putin supports Qatar, a US partner criticized by Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin reached out to the leader of Qatar just days after the Middle Eastern country was accused by neighbors of supporting terrorism.

    "Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Russia's principled position in favor of settling crises by political and diplomatic means, through dialogue," the Kremlin said in a summary of Putin's conversation with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

    That's a pointed show of support for Qatar, which finds itself isolated from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other Arab nations who believe the regime supports terrorism and is too friendly with Iran. It's also another example of Russia's cozying up to a critical U.S. partner in the Middle East at a time of tension between traditional allies.

    "Russian-Qatari cooperation, primarily in the trade, economic and investment areas, was discussed, and the results of the meeting of the bilateral Intergovernmental Commission in April 2017 were highly praised," the Kremlin said.
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