Saudi Arabia has given Qatar 10 days to comply with 13 demands as given below:
“This list of demands confirms what Qatar has said from the beginning – the illegal blockade has nothing to do with combating terrorism, it is about limiting Qatar’s sovereignty, and outsourcing our foreign policy,” said Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani, director of the Qatari government’s communications office, in a statement on Friday.
This action by Saudi Arabia means the blockade will not be resolved easily as it is becoming a test of wills and might.
Perhaps, the worse Trump tweet, yet in 2017, has been the June 6, tweet. Fortunately this does not represent the State Department’s viewpoint.
Now Saudi Arabia is ordering Qatar to shut down the independent news network, Al Jazeera.
Hopefully, the US will side with Qatar in the inevitable rejection of these demands. If not, then we believe in the freedom of the press for only ourselves and not others.