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Qatar accuses neighbours of 'clear aggression'

Qatar accuses neighbours of 'clear aggression'

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Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt of "clear aggression" against the Gulf state.It comes as ministers from the latter four nations said Qatar's undisclosed response to their 13 demands was "not serious".Those demands were in exchange for ending the sanctions they imposed on the gas-rich country a month ago, accusing it of backing terrorism in the region.They also cut diplomatic and transport links with the country.The 13 demands included wanting Qatar to curtail its support for the Muslim Brotherhood, shut down the al Jazeera TV channel, close a Turkish military base and downgrade its ties with regional rival Iran.At a news conference in Cairo, Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shukri said Qatar's response was "generally negative" and did not "lay the...