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Bahraini King Says His Country Will Not Participate In Summits Attended By Qatar

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The Bahraini king has backed the statements of his foreign minister Khalid Al Khalifa and said that the nation would not be a part of any summit attended by Qatar.

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa said that Bahrain will stick to its stand until Doha ‘corrects its approach’.

Bahrain is a part of the four states that has imposed illegal blockade on Qatar. The king said that Qatar has failed to respect the treaties and charters that the GCC was founded upon.

“As long as Qatar continues this approach, the Kingdom of Bahrain cannot participate in any GCC Summit or meeting attended by Qatar unless it corrects its approach, comes to its senses, and responds to the demands of the countries that suffered so much from its policies,” he said during his weekly cabinet meeting in the capital, Manama.

The response followed Qatar’s Emir took a strong stand against the blockading countries in an interview with American TV show – 60 Minutes.

A GCC summit is scheduled to take place in December in Kuwait, which is also leading mediation efforts to defuse the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

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