Lunedi, 23 Luglio, 2018

USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

USA-TRUMP  SAUDI USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar
Parmenio Sano | 20 Giugno, 2017, 03:07

Since the Qatar crisis erupted on Monday, Twitter has been witnessing heated discussions with slogans against and in favour of the isolated Arab nation. Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar´s only land border. However, in a bullish response, isolated Qatar said the list had no basis in reality and claimed it had the strongest record in the region on countering extremism.

In a tweet sent out early on Monday morning, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "Protecting national security from threats of terrorism and extremism, Saudi Arabia has made a decision to sever diplomatic and consular relations with the State of Qatar".

The rupture is based on the accusation that the Qatari government finances terrorist organisations, including the Islamic State, Al Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood, an accusation that Qatar has denied. We are seeing shortages of food. I'm sorry, we will continue to give Qatar every kind of support.

Qatar responded by saying that the list reinforced "baseless allegations".

Erdogan signed off deals on the Turkish Parliament's approval late on Thursday night, Xinhua news agency reported.

In an extraordinary broadside against a key USA partner, President Donald Trump lambasted Qatar on Friday for funding terrorism "at a very high level" and insisted that it stop.

President Donald Trump condemned Qatar for being an historical "funder of terrorism at a very high level" during a press conference Friday.


He added: "We are not ready to surrender, and will never be ready to surrender, the independence of our foreign policy". As we combine efforts to defeat the military, financial, and ideological support of terrorists, we expect to see progress in the Arab world toward greater political expression.

"I won't name other countries", Mr. Trump said.

Despite Tillerson's call for there to be "no further escalation", Trump's sharp comments were likely to further embolden Saudi Arabia and the others in their bid to isolate Qatar.

Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun to hurt ordinary people in Qatar, impaired business dealings and harmed the U.S. battle against Daesh.

In an earlier interview with the Saudi newspaper Makkah on Wednesday, Sheikh Khalid said he appreciated Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the dispute but that all options were open for his country to protect itself from Doha.

As Qatar faces diplomatic and trade turmoil, Turkish parliament has approved legislation that will send Turkish troops to one of the country's military bases in Qatar, according to Al Jazeera.

In addition to the humanitarian and military effects, Tillerson said the blockade is affecting US and global companies' abilities to operate in the region.

Consigliato

  • Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko to contest French Open semi-final

    Yesterday's scheduled men's quarter-finals involving Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were postponed until this morning. The rain then came again, undoubtedly to the 30th seed's annoyance, but she kept her nerve and got over the line.
    Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have convicted

    Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have convicted

    Juror names are normally a matter of public record and judges must justify the decision to seal them, legal experts said. Judges in the state also have some discretion when it comes to keeping those identities secret in certain conditions.
    House leader joins Handel on final campaign day

    House leader joins Handel on final campaign day

    Both sides see some positive signs in those numbers, but admit the partisan balance portends a vert close race. The location of Kramer's school means Ossoff doesn't actually live within the district in which he's running.
  • UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

    UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

    Local youths told by Middle East Eye they were forced to restrain the alleged attacker themselves for between 10 and 20 minutes. But imam Mohammed Mahmoud stepped up and told the angry crowd to stop and to restrain the suspect until police arrived instead.
    Pittsburgh Penguins G Matt Murray to start Game 5 vs. Nashville Predators

    Pittsburgh Penguins G Matt Murray to start Game 5 vs. Nashville Predators

    Just play the same. "It's the intensity he brings, and that's the kind of intensity we want to bring to our game every night". Murray, who was penciled to start in the postseason but was out with an injury, took his place and hasn't looked back.

    Defiant Trump accuses Comey of being a liar

    The president's actions provided raw material for an obstruction-of-justice case against Trump , still well down the road. Bush's press secretary, also cautioned that Trump should "stop talking" because it could lead to "a perjury trap".
  • United States  congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

    United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

    The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in the parking lot before the shooting .
    Champions Trophy: India thrashes Proteas to enter semis

    Champions Trophy: India thrashes Proteas to enter semis

    India's match against South Africa was exceedingly crucial as the team losing the contest had to bid farewell to the tournament. However, like the Pakistan match, he dragged one back off Hardik Pandya and got bowled.

    Brooks Koepka claims US Open Title

    For once, the USGA managed to get it right. "I think it's an awesome golf course", said Jordan Spieth, who tied for 35th. It was the best major finish in his career, a lucrative day and the latest entry in a storied history for Alabama golf .
  • Lions send message to All Blacks

    Lions send message to All Blacks

    The Chiefs might be missing a number of players on worldwide duty but it would be foolish to write off the Super Rugby side. Speaking this week, Biggar said he wouldn't let the inclusion into Tuesday's squad get him down.

    After intense final, Pak-India players enjoy spirit of cricket

    Just when even their most loyal supporters were beginning to lose faith, Pakistan bounced back with commitment, belief and desire. In their last league game, a captain's innings from Sarfraz helped Pakistan enter the semifinal with a tense win over Sri Lanka .

    Koepka clinches first major with victory at US Open

    Like numerous players who are consistent contenders in the Grand Slam events, Matsuyama is known for his excellent ball-striking. Until the next time they aren't. "I learned how to play golf over in Europe; I learned how to manage being on the road.

La potenza della Honda Civic HF 2014 Una potenza da non sottovalutare per una macchina di questa gamma, da accoppiare ad una guidabilità invidiabile. Da non sottovalutare anche il "Display Audio" da accoppiare (se richiesto) al sistema di navigazione.

Moment of silence for London fire victims Moment of silence for London fire victims NHS England said 17 people are still being treated in London hospitals, of whom nine remain in critical care. Theresa May had been criticised for keeping away from locals during an initial visit to Grenfell Tower .

India will learn from final loss, says Kohli India will learn from final loss, says Kohli But just when it seemed that he was blazing towards a first global century, he was run out after a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja. Zaman got another life, and the Pakistan opener embraced it. "We can only hope", the Dawn quoted Arthur as saying.

Imam stops angry Muslims assailing London van suspect Imam stops angry Muslims assailing London van suspect Others said they did not know the family at all with one saying most people on the street kept themselves to themselves. Taxi driver Saleem Naema, 50, said: "I can't believe it". "This person was conscious".

London fire toll hits 30, but dozens missing He said five of the dead had been formally identified, and it would be a slow and painstaking task to identify the others. A second protest began later at Britain's Home Office, which oversees fire prevention and policing nationally.

ICC announces Team of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 We have a young team and credit to my boys. "Fakhar is a great impact player, he played like a champion batsman". Virat Kohli , India's captain, at the toss opted to bowl first given the green surface.

Steve Scalise sends Father's Day message Steve Scalise sends Father's Day message The others were Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey; Zack Barth , a staffer for Texas Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood".

Reaction to Trump's Cuba shift Republican Senator Marco Rubio , who was played a key role in pushing for Trump's changes, was expected to attend along with U.S. Despite those attitudes, Trump himself will harken back to the 1960s when he announces his new policy on Friday.

Russia slams Trump's 'Cold War' policy on Cuba Russia 's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday Trump is: 'returning us to the forgotten rhetoric of the Cold War'. He admits he was anxious before President Trump's announcement, but wasn't too disappointed with what he heard.

Scottish Tory leader: Brexit needs cross-party approach The SNP argued that Scots deserved a do-over of the 2014 independence referendum, which the "leave" campaign lost by around 5%. But the end of the SNP's one party state might well be in sight - with the addition of hard-working Labour MPs as a result.

Pakistan defeat India to win Champions Trophy Pakistan defeat India to win Champions Trophy Amir struck just three balls into India's reply when, after bowling two outswingers to Sharma, he had him lbw with an inswinger. Left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir's three-wicket burst reminded him of his own playing days, Akram said, adding: "So proud".

Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep to claim maiden grand slam title She had been the tournament favourite this time in the absence of Serena Williams , but again missed out on a first major title. Again refusing to rein in her aggression, Ostapenko stormed through the final five games - seemingly breaking Halep at will.

Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner to plead not guilty In its announcement of the arrest, the Justice Department said victor , 25, of Augusta , Georgia, has been charged in U.S. Her expertise was translating languages spoken in Afghanistan, her family said, and she served six years in the U.S.

The Mummy takes dismal start at box office, Wonder Woman still dominates The Mummy takes dismal start at box office, Wonder Woman still dominates Put it this way - The Scorpion King made $ 36 million on its opening weekend, and that was a spinoff of the Brendan Fraser series. That's only a 45% drop from its opening weekend, giving the film an estimated $205 million domestically in two weekends.

Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance The local commander at Luke will decide when the planes can fly again, he said. A spokesman for Airbus said it doesn't comment on discussions with customers.