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Qatar Seen Rejecting List of Severe Demands to End Gulf Crisis

  • List includes shutting Al-Jazeera, rolling back Iran ties
  • Qatar has said it won’t discuss internal issues with Saudis
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Qatar Gets Demands From Saudi Alliance: AP

Saudi Arabia and its allies presented Qatar with a list of steep demands to end the crisis that has roiled the Gulf for almost three weeks, as diplomats predicted the tiny Gulf state would likely refuse to comply.

The 13 requirements include shutting the Al-Jazeera TV network, cutting back diplomatic ties with Iran, severing relations with the Muslim Brotherhood and ending Turkey’s military presence in Qatar, according to two western diplomats in the region familiar with the document, who asked not to be named because they’re not authorized to speak publicly. Kuwait, which is mediating the dispute, handed the list to the Qatari government, they said.