Qatar to file charge against Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt over blocade

Qatar to file charge against Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt over blocadeQatar sought to apply pressure to the four states laying siege to its economy by saying it had set up a special committee to pursue multi-billion compensation claims against them.

This is reported by The Guardian.

Qatar’s attorney general said this on Sunday.

The four countries in dispute with Qatar have already themselves demanded compensation from Doha for what they allege was past interference in their internal affairs. The demand is one of 13 made by the quartet – part of a major power struggle that has torn apart the west’s key Gulf allies.

The Qatari attorney general said the compensation claims would be made on behalf of the businesses affected by the land and air embargo imposed by the four countries. The four insist they are mounting only a boycott and not a blockade. Qatar’s attorney general, Ali bin Fetais-al Marri, said he had set up a central committee to collate claims.

The UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, spent the weekend shuttling between the major regional capitals urging both sides to de-escalate the dispute. The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, will visit the region on Monday to see if he can add to the mediation work.
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