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Putin, Saudi King Discuss Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

He rejected allegations that Saudi Arabia was suspending aid worth $50 million (44 million euros), until the Horn of Africa nation severs ties with Qatar.On Friday, Trump called on Qatar and other countries in the region “to do more [to combat terrorism] and do it faster”.When will Congress approve another round of Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC)? The military added that such visits have been underway since 2015.Pakistan’s prime minister on Tuesday expressed hopes for a swift resolution to the crisis with the energy-rich nation of Qatar, which has seen major Arab countries and others cut ties and move to isolate the Gulf Arab state. “If we’re going to lose a dollar, they will lose a dollar also”, he said.Iran has sent supply planes, each carrying 90 tons of food, to Doha, Qatar, in order to help the small state deal with the recent boycott by several Gulf states, Egypt and Libya.Last week, Saudi Arabia and a number of its cohorts cut off diplomatic ties with the Doha government and suspended air, sea and land transport with Qatar.Amid the growing spat between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors over the former’s funding of Islamic terror organizations and cooperation with Iran, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Saturday that the Palestinian terror group Hamas was “a legitimate resistance movement”. “A lot of people think we’re the only ones to lose in this”.Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, said Monday that Qatar is in contact with worldwide aviation authorities and legal organizations as it tries to fight back against moves to cut off its land, air, and sea access.Qahtani also said the diplomatic efforts to resolve the dispute would continue.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the isolation of Qatar as “un-Islamic and inhumane”, equating the methods used against the state to a “death penalty”.The crisis has put Turkey in a delicate position as Ankara regards Qatar as its chief ally in the Gulf but is also keen to maintain its improving relations with the key regional power Saudi Arabia.This is published unedited from the PTI feed.”Saudi Arabia and Bahrain accuse Qatar of supporting Shiite militant groups in both countries”. Oman has stayed out of the conflict.”Following the sanctions. on Qatar, IranAir has so far transported food and vegetables to this country by four flights”, Shahrokh Noushabadi, head of public relations at Iran’s national airline, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.