Emirati minister says isolating Qatar could 'last years'

MENA

Published: 2017-06-19 14:03

Last Updated: 2017-06-19 15:12


The UAE has accused the Gulf state of "supporting jihadists."
The UAE has accused the Gulf state of "supporting jihadists."
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Qatar's diplomatic isolation could "last years", a United Arab Emirates minister said Monday, accusing the Gulf state of "supporting jihadists".

"We do not want to escalate, we want to isolate," state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash told journalists during a visit to Paris, adding that Qatar must abandon its support for "extremist Islamists" before a solution can be brokered.