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Arabs urge Qatar to accept 6 principles to curb extremism

Principles aimed to combat extremism and terrorism; Qatar urged to negotiate plan with specific measures to implement them

UNITED NATIONS: Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar urged the Gulf nation Tuesday to commit to six principles on combatting extremism and terrorism and negotiate a plan with specific measures to implement them — a step that could pave the way for an early resolution of the crisis.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain broke diplomatic relations with Qatar in early June largely over their allegations that it supports terrorist and extremist groups — a charge Qatar rejects.

They initially made 13 demands, which Qatar also dismissed.

Saudi Arabia's UN Ambassador Abdallah Al Mouallimi told a briefing for a group of UN correspondents that the four nations are now committed to the six principles agreed to...Read more...