Qatar demands 'blockade' lifted before Gulf crisis talks


Published: 2017-06-19 16:51

Last Updated: 2017-06-19 16:51

Qatar, Westbay Doha. (File photo)
Qatar, Westbay Doha. (File photo)

Qatar's foreign minister on Monday called on neighbouring states to lift their "blockade" of his country before Doha takes part in any negotiations on ending the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called measures to isolate Qatar imposed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and others "an act of aggression", adding that lifting them was a "pre-condition" for talks.