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Qatar Won't Negotiate Under Saudi-Led Sanctions, Minister Says

  • Foreign minister says his country yet to receive demands
  • Qatar’s domestic affairs aren’t subject to negotiation
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Qatar Crisis Enters Its Third Week

Qatar has yet to receive formal demands from the Saudi Arabia-led group of Arab neighbors that imposed sanctions on the gas-rich country, and won’t bargain away what it sees as its sovereign rights, according to the foreign minister.

“Negotiations should be done in a civilized way and should have a solid basis,” Mohammed Al Thani told reporters in Doha. “They have to lift the blockade and start negotiations.”