Qatar given 48 more hours to respond to demandsStaff Writer | July 3, 2017
Four Arab states accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism agreed Monday to a proposal by Kuwait to extend the deadline for Qatar's response to the demands list by 48 hours, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported.
Tensions A request by Kuwait
The Kuwaiti government had requested the extension following Qatar's announcement that it was due to hand over its response to Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday.
On June 23, the four Arab states issued a list of 13 demands to end the rift with Doha including closing Al-Jazeera television and cutting diplomatic ties with Iran.
They severed ties with Qatar on June 5 over its alleged support for terrorism.
One day later, the four Arab countries imposed a partial land, sea and air embargo on Qatari-owned means of transport, including state-owned Qatar Airways. ■