Qatar seeks com­pen­sa­tion for em­bargo

The Guardian Weekly - - World roundup -

Qatar sought to ap­ply pres­sure to the four states lay­ing siege to its econ­omy last Sun­day by say­ing it had set up a com­mit­tee to pur­sue multi­bil­lion-dol­lar com­pen­sa­tion claims.

The an­nounce­ment by Qatar’s at­tor­ney gen­eral threat­ens to add a fur­ther di­men­sion to the bat­tle be­tween Qatar and its ri­vals, Saudi Ara­bia, United Arab Emi­rates, Bahrain and Egypt.

The four coun­tries have al­ready de­manded com­pen­sa­tion for what they al­lege was in­ter­fer­ence in their af­fairs.

Qatar’s at­tor­ney gen­eral, Ali bin Fe­tais-al Marri, said he had set up a cen­tral com­mit­tee to col­late the claims.

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