After the deadline ended, there was not sufficient agreement among the Saudi coalition to ratchet up the sanctions against Qatar. Food is being supplied by Turkey. Military conflict appears off the table. Tough talk comes mainly from the Saudi’s and foreign minister of the UAE. Thus, the softer partners in this conflict might be Egypt and Bahrain. A settlement to restore relations with these countries might be a first step. There has to be some concession from Qatar. Germany is trying to be work with Qatar and other countries in finding a diplomatic solution. I’m certain they do not want Russia to become involved, perhaps any more than they are already.