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Orlondo Matamoros | Junio 12, 2017, 20:39

WASHINGTON-U.S. President Donald Trump is ramping up pressure on Qatar to stop what he calls a "high level" of financial support of terrorism, even as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tries to calm the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in years.

But authorities in the UAE and Bahrain have made praise for Qatar's government a criminal offence carrying possible jail time.

Qatar is extremely wealthy, generating most of its income from natural gas.

Lavrov said that Russia is "ready to try to do everything in its power" to help resolve the crisis and said unity is needed to fight terrorism.

The sanctions list further tightens the screws on Qatar, home to a major U.S. military base and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and shows the crisis only escalating despite Kuwaiti efforts to mediate an end to the rift.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left for Riyadh to hold talks on the ongoing crisis involving Qatar and Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries. The attack comes as officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to assist the Qatari government in Doha in investigations into an April breach of systems at the Qatar National Bank, as well as the previous media breach.

A day later, Trump took credit on Twitter for the rupture, pointing to Doha's support for extremists.

The spat puts the UK in an uncomfortable spot.

"People from across the region. risk losing jobs and having their education disrupted".

Qatar Airways is also the largest foreign carrier operating in the UAE, and the fifth overall after the country's own airlines, according to the CAPA report. But whatever claim it had has been undermined by political and economic turmoil since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.

Qatar has been riding tiger of extremism & terrorism.

The exports included industrial machinery and equipment, luxury goods and food, and so any blockade would knock confidence in exporting businesses. On Saturday, he told Bahrain's foreign minister that the dispute should be resolved by the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Qatar was also expelled from a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

El-Sissi has introduced a series of ambitious reforms to salvage Egypt's deeply damaged economy, but revival is still far off. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have poured billions of dollars into Egypt, but lower oil prices and the tensions slowed the flow of money.

"The feeling here is that it is going to take a while to fix".

The reason for that approach is their extreme vulnerability.

"We have been isolated because we are successful and progressive". We know we can defend the currency or we can defend the economy. To combat that image, Ashcroft promised to enlist former government leaders who held senior positions in the departments of Treasury and Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the intelligence community.

Amnesty International also criticised the blockade being imposed on Qatar, saying it is "splitting up families and destroying people's' livelihoods and education".

Flights to North Africa are now travelling over Iran and Turkey towards the Mediterranean, instead of flying more directly over Saudi Arabia and Egypt.