Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks as foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt meet in Manama, Bahrain July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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"The four countries are ready for dialogue with Qatar with the condition that it announces its sincere willingness to stop funding terrorism and extremism and its commitment to not interfere in other countries' foreign affairs and respond to the 13 demands," Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, told a joint news conference after the meeting.They announced no new economic sanctions on the Gulf state. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Qatar was not serious in tackling the countries' demands."We are ready to talk with Qatar on the implementation of the demands, on the implementation of the principles, if Qatar is serious, but it has been clear that it is not," he said. The four countries have also listed "six principles" they want Qatar to adopt.
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