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Qatar foreign minister calls blockade a violation of international law
June 9, 2017 / 8:46 AM / 6 months ago

Qatar foreign minister calls blockade a violation of international law

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar’s foreign minister on Friday described Arab powers’ “blockade” of his country as a violation of international law and said there was an attempt to mobilise international opinion against the Gulf emirate.

Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani speaks to reporters in Doha, Qatar, June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

“These procedures that were taken have clear violations of international law and international humanitarian law. They will not have a positive impact on the region but a negative one,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told a joint news conference with his German counterpart during a visit to Germany.

Reporting by Rania Gamal and Stephen Kalin; Editing by Gareth Jones

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