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Qatar will suffer 'large cost' from economic measures, Saudi says
June 6, 2017 / 6:16 PM / 6 months ago

Qatar will suffer 'large cost' from economic measures, Saudi says

PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Tuesday the damage caused by economic measures taken by some Arab states against Qatar should convince it change its policies, including regarding extremist groups.

A shop with a picture of Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani is seen in Doha, Qatar, June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

“We believe that common sense and logic and will convince Qatar to take the right steps,” Adel al-Jubeir told reporters in Paris.

“The decisions that were made were very strong and will have a fairly large cost on Qatar and we do not believe that Qataris want to sustain those costs.”

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Maya Nikolaeva

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