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Doha’s Intransigence May Push Kuwait to Join Boycotting States - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Jeddah– Political analysts said they expect Qatar to enter a dangerous phase in the coming days, if it continued to abort all diplomatic endeavors by several countries, mainly Kuwait, to resolve the deteriorating crisis.

Experts noted that Doha’s negative response to the list of 13 demands submitted by the Arab quartet would undermine all efforts to find a solution for the Qatari government.

Qatar has ignored Kuwait’s attempt to find a logical solution to the crisis and neglected the principles of diplomatic relations, when it leaked the list of demands to the media, as soon as it received it by Kuwait.

The statement issued on Thursday by the countries boycotting Qatar, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, said that Doha has tried to abort all diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis, which has highlighted its intransigence and rejection of all compromises, as well as its intention to maintain its destabilizing policy, contrary to the aspirations of the brotherly Qatari people.

The latest political developments have indicated that Kuwait might join the four boycotting countries if the intransigence of the Qatari government continues, Kuwaiti Political Analyst Fahd al-Shuhaimy told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Shuhaimy added that the coming phase would be dangerous for Qatar, if the Arab peninsula failed to deal seriously with deteriorating problems with its neighbors, noting that the Kuwaitis did not see any positivity from the Qatari government, which lacks political experience and had no foresight in its response to Kuwait.

According to the Kuwaiti analyst, the boycotting states would open all files, including all documents, official calls and papers that prove Qatar’s involvement in many subversive acts.

He noted that cases would be brought against Qatar for financing terrorism and for violating human rights laws, adding that some of the country’s assets would be frozen.

Saudi Political Analyst Naif al-Weqaa told Asharq Al-Awsat that all developments indicate that Kuwait would join the boycotting countries, especially if it had to choose between Riyadh and Doha. He added in this regard that the Sultanate of Oman and Jordan might engage in mediation efforts.