Gulf diplomatic tension: Saudi Arabia and allies draft list of demands

Saudi Arabia and its Arab neighbors are drafting a list of demands for Qatar before Riyadh and its allies consider lifting an air and naval blockade.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the list of demands drafted by representatives from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain could reach Doha within weeks.

Mr. Tillerson refused to disclose details of the Gulf states' demands in Wednesday's statement. Mr. Tillerson reiterated calls for a timely resolution on the Qatari issue to resume unity among the Gulf Cooperative Council so that efforts can be concentrated on fighting Islamic State. He affirmed the US support for Kuwait's reconciliation effort to resolve the crisis.

Source: VOV5