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>> Qatar, fast becoming more isolated following a major diplomatic fallout with neighboring Arab states. The United Arab Emirates postal service suspending all mail to the Gulf country, and Abu Dhabi saying, it will deny entry to any ships carrying cargo to and from Qatar. Keeping up the pressure, Bahrain's foreign minister weighing in, demanding Doha distance itself from Iran, and stop supporting terrorism.
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And the UAE says, there could be an economic embargo slapped on the country. Reuters correspondent Tom Finn has been speaking to people in Qatar who say the crisis is cutting them off from friends and family.>> There are many Qatari families who are married to both Saudis and Emiratis, and whose relatives are trapped abroad.
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So they're now unable to easily travel to Saudi Arabia, obviously, all the flights. Direct flights have been cancelled, and people are just really trying to find other ways to get there by flying through other cities.>> Allies Iran and Turkey have rallied behind Qatar. Both Country's promising to send food and water to the state.
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And Turkish lawmakers approved a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a military base there. A move that has alarmed some Qataris.>> Military escalation is also something people are worried about. Qatar's a very small country bordering a huge country, Saudi Arabia. So, the worse case scenario for many countries is that, there would be some kind of escalation that would involve troops.
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>> One of the demands from Arabs States is that the Doha based news channel Al Jazeera is shut down. An early Qatari investigation also found that their state news agency was hacked, a news to spread false inflammatory statements. US President Donald Trump has offered to help resolve the crisis, along side Kuwait's ruler who continues to shuttle between the countries.
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Qatar has backed Islamist movements, but strongly denies supporting terrorism.