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presstv-debate: qatar crisis

Debate: Qatar crisisIn this episode of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Brad Blankenship, a journalist with al-Masdar News, from Cincinnati, and Michael Lane, the president of the American Institute for Foreign Policy, from Washington, to discuss the diplomatic rift between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance of four Persian Gulf Arab states.

presstv-debate: venezuela crisis

Debate: Venezuela crisis In this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Javier Farje, an Ibero-American affairs expert from London, and Frederick Peterson, a congressional defense policy adviser from New York, to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela. 

presstv-debate: arabs ultimatum to qatar

Debate: Arabs ultimatum to QatarIn this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with a former US Senate foreign policy analyst, James Jatras, from Washington, and Naseer al-Omari, an author and political commentator from New York, to discuss a list of demands issued jointly by Saudi Arabia and three of its allies as prerequisites to ending a blockade on Qatar.

presstv-debate: saudi-qatar political row

The political row between Saudi Arabia and Qatar keeps deepening following the recent cutting of ties between the two Persian Gulf statesIn this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Michael Springmann, a former US diplomat in Saudi Arabia, and Michael Lane, the founder of the American Institute for Foreign Policy, both from Washington, to discuss the recent sanctions by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar after accusing Doha of supporting terror organizations.

presstv-russia, al stress on dialog to resolve qatar crisis

Marina KortounovaPress TV, MoscowRussia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has held talks with Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit in Moscow. They discussed a wide range of issues including the situation in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, with a special emphasis on the Qatar crisis.Our correspondent in Moscow Marina Kortunova tells us more about the meeting.

presstv-debate: push to isolate qatar

Debate: Push to isolate QatarIn this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Marwa Osman, a journalist and political commentator from Beirut, and Lawrence J. Korb, a US foreign policy and national security analyst from Washington, to discuss the root cause of the recent tensions among the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf.

presstv-us warns persian gulf crisis could escalate

The US has warned that the crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors may intensify and could potentially drag on for weeks or even months.The US believes the crisis could "possibly even intensify", Heather Nauert, the spokeswoman for the US State Department, said on Thursday."We've become increasingly concerned that that dispute is at an impasse at this point. We believe that this could potentially drag on for weeks. It could drag on for months," Heather Nauert, the spokeswoman for the US State Department, said on Thursday.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson remains in close contact with the countries involved and will be traveling to Kuwait on Monday to discuss efforts to resolve the crisis, she added.Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties and

presstv-uae urges qatar to take note of demands list

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has asked Qatar to pay serious attention to the list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the closure of al-Jazeera television news network and downgrade of relations with Iran, as the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis aggravates.The Emirati State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash, in a post published on Twitter social network on Friday, accused Qatar of leaking a document containing the demands by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain.Qatar strongly denies such charges.Associated Press and Reuters news agencies reported that they obtained the list from unnamed officials from one of the countries involved in the diplomatic rift with Qatar. Those countries have now given Qatar 10 days to comply with all of the demands.“The l

presstv-debate: persian gulf tensions

Debate: Persian Gulf tensions In this episode of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Michael Springmann, a former US diplomat in Saudi Arabia from Washington, and Richard William Murphy, a former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia from New York, to discuss the recent tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

qatar leadership 'may change' amid diplomatic crisis - hampshire chronicle

An outspoken Emirati ruling family member has raised the prospect of Qatar's leadership changing amid a growing diplomatic crisis between it and other Arab nations attempting to isolate the energy-rich travel hub from the rest of the world. Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi's comments came as Emirati officials also announced those offering support to Qatar online could face years in prison and fines for offering sympathy to the country, suggesting the crisis will only intensify.Start the conversation, or Read more at Hampshire Chronicle.

presstv-turkey supports qatar, may intervene to solve crisis

Rahshan SaglamPress TV, IstanbulTurkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced his support for Qatar after Saudi Arabia and a number of other Persian Gulf Arab states cut their diplomatic ties with the country. His stance has raised some concerns in Turkey with critics saying Ankara must refrain from taking sides in this issue due to its possible repercussions.

presstv-qatar to boost gas output amid saudi-led siege

Energy-rich Qatar said it plans to increase natural gas production by 30 percent over the next several years, as it faces pressure from its neighbors in a diplomatic crisis.Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, the head of Qatar Petroleum, told a press conference on Tuesday that the emirate intends to raise production to 100 million tonnes of natural gas a year by 2024.“This new project will strengthen Qatar’s leading position,” Kaabi told reporters. “We will remain the leader of LNG for a very long time,” he added.Qatar is the world’s biggest producer of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Qatar’s current production is up to 77 million tonnes per year.The expansion will increase output levels up to the equivalent of six million barrels of oil per day, Kaabi said.The announcement comes as the Persian Gulf faces

presstv-djibouti versus eritrea

This edition of the program is about the border dispute between Eretria and Djibouti after Qatari peacekeeping forces withdrew from the area.It discusses that the situation that has been deescalated under UN supervision and Qatar’s presence has been exacerbated due to the recent crisis involving Qatar and other Arab states. It points the finger at Saudi Arabia and it’s divisive policies in the region which have resulted in instability and chaos both in the Middle East and Africa.

presstv-turkey sees hope for solving qatar crisis

A Turkish presidential spokesman has expressed hope about the likelihood of finding a solution to the ongoing crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries."There are some indications that a solution is possible. This is our general impression. We need to continue efforts to take measures that go in the right direction," Ibrahim Kalin said.Kalin made the remarks after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah at the headquarters of the AKP ruling party in Ankara.The meeting came as part of Ankara’s efforts to play a mediating role in the ongoing dispute between Qatar and some Arab countries.Read more:Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties and cut all land, sea, and air contacts

qatar: gulf neighbors issue list of demands to end crisis

(WASHINGTON) — Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and close down a Turkish military base in Qatar.In a 13-point list — presented to the Qataris by Kuwait, which is helping mediate the crisis — the countries also demand that Qatar sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and with other groups including Hezbollah, al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the list in Arabic from one of the countries involved in the dispute.Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar this month over allegations the Persian Gulf country funds terrorism — an a

irish sun - as arab neighbors cut ties with doha qatar airways goes ahead with p

Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Bahrain and Egypt have all cut ties with Qatar Arab neighbors have cut off trade with Doha and have suspended all flights to and from the countryQatar Airways announced its debut Irish route in AprilDUBLIN, Ireland - Despite Qatar being gripped by an escalating crisis, Qatar Airways has said that it plans to launch its first Irish route, on schedule. Marking Ireland’s first ever link with the Gulf state, Qatar Airways announced its debut Irish route in April this year.However, with Qatar being gripped in a regional crisis, after its Gulf neighbours, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), Bahrain and Egypt decided to sever ties with Doha - the plans were in doubt. Qatar Airways, however, clarified that it would stick to the schedule for its Irish ro

presstv-kuwait emir starts shuttle diplomacy on qatar row

The Kuwaiti emir has engaged in shuttle diplomacy to help mediate a solution to the dispute between Qatar on the one side and Saudi Arabia and its allies on the other, the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the Persian Gulf region in years.Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported on Tuesday that Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al Sabahhad paid a “brotherly visit” to Saudi Arabia.The Saudi state news agency reported that King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Sheikh Sabah discussed the development of events in the region,” but gave no further details.Additionally, Kuwait’s Al-Araby Al-Jadeed website said that the Kuwaiti emir was expected to travel to the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi, and then to Doha.Qatar had earlier welcomed mediation to resolve the crisis.Read more:On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain,

presstv-arab states' demands not 'realistic': qatar

Qatar says the demands presented by Saudi Arabia and three of its allies that have imposed a blockade on Doha are not "realistic", as the unprecedented diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region seems headed for a stalemate."We are reviewing these demands out of respect for... regional security and there will be an official response from our ministry of foreign affairs," Sheikh Saif al-Thani, the director of Qatar's government communications office, was further quoted as saying by Reuters on Saturday.He added that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had recently called on the boycotters to draw up a list of grievances that was "reasonable and actionable.""This list does not satisfy that criteria," Sheikh Saif added..Meanwhile, Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that

presstv-trump urges qatar to resolve crisis with saudis

US President Donald Trump has offered to help resolve a worsening diplomatic crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries in the Middle East, a day after praising a move by Saudi Arabia and its allies to cut diplomatic relations with Doha.In a phone call on Wednesday with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Trump urged him to resolve the worst crisis among Persian Gulf Arab states in decades, the White House said.Trump told Qatar’s emir that it was important that countries in the region work together “to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations and stop the promotion of extremist ideology.”Trump also spoke on Wednesday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. A day earlier, Trump discussed the crisis with King Salman of Saudi A

presstv-after isolation, qatar says welcomes mediation

Qatar says it is ready to give Kuwait a chance to mediate a potential resolution of the crisis that has emerged since several Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia, cut their diplomatic ties with the country.Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani on Tuesday cited the Qatari emir as having voiced readiness for mediation while talking to his Kuwaiti counterpart on the phone.A day earlier, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, the Maldives, the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, and Yemen’s former government broke off relations with Qatar and blocked connecting routes with the country. Taking the move, Riyadh and its allies accused Doha of backing “terrorist” organizations, and intervening in the affairs of other Arab states.Read more:The Qa

presstv-turkey to deploy troops to qatar base

Turkey's parliament approves a measure to deploy troops to a Turkish military base in Qatar amid a widening rift between the Arab country and neighbors in the Persian Gulf region.The parliament approved the deployment on Wednesday with 240 lawmakers in favor, most of them from the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The deployment had been drafted before a spat surfaced between Qatar and three main allies in the Persian Gulf, namely Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The three countries, plus Egypt and the Maldives, have cut ties with Doha over what they call Qatar’s support for terrorism. Qatar has denied the allegation.However, the debate on the legislation was moved up the agenda of the Turkish parliament while a separate bill was introduced to the chamber on

presstv-iran ready to help resolve arab crisis: fm

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed concern over the deteriorating crisis involving Qatar and some other Arab countries in the Persian Gulf, saying Tehran is ready to help resolve the dispute.“We are concerned about the escalation of the situation between Qatar and its neighbors and believe that dialog is the best way [to resolve the issue]. We are also ready to help [the sides] in this regard,” Zarif said in a meeting with Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel in Algiers on Sunday.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, the Maldives, and Egypt recently broke off ties with Qatar. In their apparent bid to secure US support and that of Israel, the four countries cited Qatar's links with Hamas and accused it of supporting terrorism, an accusation that

qatar receives list of demands from 'siege countries'

Qatar confirmed it received a list of demands on Friday from countries which have cut diplomatic ties with Doha, according to a statement released on state media.
Qatar on Saturday confirmed it had received a 13-point list of demands from Saudi-led allies in a major escalation of the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Gulf.The list -- which apparently includes a call for Qatar to close down broadcaster Al-Jazeera -- are the demands that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt want met to end a diplomatic and trade "blockade" of Qatar, lasting almost three weeks.Doha has been told that it faces "divorce" from its Gulf neighbours unless it takes their demands seriously.As the crisis deepened and the United Nations offered to help resolve the regional diplomatic row, Qatar sa

qatar says kuwait trying to mediate, solve diplomatic rift

Kuwait is trying to mediate a diplomatic crisis in which Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich, travel-hub nation from the outside world, Qatar's foreign minister said early today.The biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region since the 1991 US-led war against Iraq pits several nations against Qatar, which is home to some 10,000 American troops and a major US military base. Airlines suspended flights and residents nervous about the peninsula's lone land border closing cleaned out grocery store shelves.In an interview with Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Kuwait's ruler had asked Qatar's ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to hold off on giving a sp

presstv-uae not seeking regime change in qatar: fm

The United Arab Emirates says it does not seek "regime change" in Qatar but only demands a "behavioral change" in the Arab country, as an unprecedented diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region seems headed for a stalemate. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash made the remarks in a press conference in Dubai on Saturday, adding that his country, along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, would sever relations with Doha if it did not agree to the requested list of demands."The alternative is not escalation, the alternative is parting of ways, because it is very difficult for us to maintain a collective grouping," he told reporters, reiterating warnings he had voiced against Doha on Friday.His comments came hours after Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially anno

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