World Briefs QATAR SAYS IT DOESN’T FEAR DEAD­LINE ACTS

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ROME» Qatar said Satur­day it doesn’t fear any mil­i­tary re­tal­i­a­tion for re­fus­ing to meet a Mon­day dead­line to com­ply with a list of de­mands from four Arab states that have im­posed a de-facto block­ade on the Gulf nation.

Dur­ing a visit to Rome, For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­hammed bin Ab­dul­rah­man Al Thani again re­jected the de­mands as an in­fringe­ment on Qatar’s sovereignty. He said any coun­try is free to raise griev­ances with Qatar, pro­vided they have proof, but said any such con­flicts should be worked out through ne­go­ti­a­tion, not by im­pos­ing ul­ti­ma­tums.

“We be­lieve that the world is gov­erned by in­ter­na­tional laws, that don’t al­low big coun­tries to bully small coun­tries,” he told a press con­fer­ence.

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