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>> Closed down Al Jazeera TV reduce ties to Iran, just two of 13 demands on Qatar made by Arab states. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cuts ties to Doha earlier this month. Now an official says they've compiled a list aimed at ending the worst Gulf Arab crisis in years but only if Qatar complies.
Qatar hasn't yet responded, but has said in the past, it will only negotiate if the boycott against it is lifted. The four countries seem to be trying to put Qatar back in its box. The tiny Gulf Arab country has punched well above its weight in the Middle East for two decades, often acting as peace broker.
It's friendly with their regional arch-rival, Iran, and it supports Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, who Arab neighbors see as a threat to their domestic rule. One demand has already run into a hitch, shutting down a Turkish military base in Qatar. Turkey's defense minister rejecting the interference, saying Turkey might instead bolster its presence there.
Qatar must comply with the demands within ten days, or else the list becomes void, the Arab official said, he didn't elaborate.