On June 22, 2017, Saudi Arabia and three Gulf nations issued a list of demands to Qatar to avoid further sanctions.
But, as the deadline passed on the demands, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates said that Qatar’s response to the demands was “not serious.”
Egypt’s foreign minister, Sameh Shukri, told reporters Qatar’s response to the Arab states’ 13-point list of demands was “negative on the whole.” It did not “lay the foundations for Qatar’s abandonment of the policies it pursues. It’s a position that does not realize the gravity of the situation,” he added.
Shukri’s comments came after a meeting of the four foreign ministers in Cairo in an effort to discuss the deadline and their next actions.
The four allied countries accuse Qatar of supporting terror groups.
The ministers did not say what their next steps would be, but said that they would meet again on the issue.