We have been covering the story of Qatar Blockade since the beginning. In the morning of June 05, 2017, Saudi Arabia along with other 5 Arab countries namely Bahrain, UAE, Libya, Egypt and Yemen cut off all its relationships with Qatar. Embassies of Qatar working in these countries were given 48 hours to leave the country and Qatari nationals were requested to pack off within 14 days. These countries revoked the license of Qatar Airlines and stopped all its flights from operating from the Air. The border with Qatar was sealed resulting in heavy losses to Qatar. One should be wondering, why did these Muslim countries do it? Here we have the reasons. Recommended: Why Saudi Arabia along with 5 countries cut down relations with Qatar?
Now Saudi Arabia along with 5 other Arab Countries has issued a list of demand which Qatar must comply with to stop this blockade. The timeframe given to the government of Qatar to act on these demands is 10 days. If they don’t agree to this, they will continue to face blockade. A list of those 13 demands has been provided below. Recommended: We have boycotted Qatar, not Qataris. They are our brothers.
1-Cut down all diplomatic relations and joint military cooperation with Iran and close its embassies and consulates in Qatar. Only trade and commerce with Iran that complies with US and international sanctions will be permitted.
2-Cut down all relations with terrorist organizations especially the Muslim Brotherhood, Daesh, Al Qaeda, and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. These groups should be declared as terrorist organizations by the Qatar.
3-Shutdown Al-Jazeera newspaper, tv channel, radio channel and all other related stations.
4-Shut down all those news outlets which Qatar funds directly or indirectly, officially or unofficially including Arabi21, Rassd, Al Araby Al-Jadeed and Middle East Eye.
5-Turkish Military must be sent back to Turkey from Qatar and there should be no joint military cooperation with Turkey inside of Qatar.
6-Qatar must stop funding all organizations and individuals which have been declared by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, the United States and other countries as terrorists.
7-Handover the terrorist figures in Qatar wanted by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, the United States and other countries. Freeze their accounts and provide the information about their sources of funds.
8-Qatar must stop granting nationality to the people wanted by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, the United States and other countries.
9-Stop all contacts with political opposition parties of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain.
10-Pay compensation to aggrieved families for the life losses and financial losses caused by Qatar’s policies in recent years.
11.In compliance with the agreement signed among Arab countries including Qatar in 2014, align itself with other Gulf and Arab countries militarily, politically, socially and economically.
12-Agree to all the demands within 10 days or continue to face the blockade.
13-Qatar must undergo the Audit for the first year of agreeing to the demand, then once per quarter during the second year. For the following 10 years, Qatar would be monitored annually for compliance.