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Qatar Demands Refusal Shows Terror Support, Saudi Bloc Says

  • Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Bahrain, Egypt issue statement via SPA
  • Four nations say demands are void, pledge new measures
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The Qatari government’s refusal to accept the diplomatic demands of the four-nation Saudi bloc demonstrates that the emirate has links to terrorist groups, according to the state-owned Saudi Press Agency, citing a statement from the alliance.

In the statement, the four countries -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt -- expressed their "deep surprise" that Qatar rejected the 13 demands, saying that they were now "null and void." They pledged new political, economic and legal measures against the Gulf nation.