Arab nations say they have Qatar's response to their demands

Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Kamran Jebreili, AP)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Kamran Jebreili, AP)

Dubai — A quartet of Arab nations says they have received Qatar's response to their demands for ending a diplomatic crisis gripping the Gulf.

A joint statement issued early on Wednesday morning said Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates would respond "in a timely manner". It did not elaborate.

Foreign ministers from the four countries are due to meet later on Wednesday in Cairo.

The four countries early last month cut diplomatic ties to Qatar in large part over their allegations that it supports extremist groups.

Qatar denies backing extremists.

They later issued a 13-point list of demands to Qatar to end the standoff. Qatar submitted a written response to mediator Kuwait on Monday.

Energy-rich Qatar hosts some 10 000 American troops at its sprawling al-Udeid Air Base.


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