Saudi Grants Qatar 2-Day Ultimatum Extension As Saudi King Unexpectedly Skips G-20 Summit

Tyler Durden's picture

With the original ultimatum issued by four Arab states accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism, expiring at midnight on Sunday, the Saudi-led coalition agreed to extend the deadline for Doha to comply with its list of demands until late on Tuesday a, even as U.S. President Donald Trump voiced concern to both sides about the dispute. According to a joint statement posted on Saudi state news agency SPA, the four countries agreed to a request by Kuwait to extend by 48 hours Sunday's deadline for compliance. They have not specified what further sanctions they could impose on Doha, but commercial bankers in the region believe that Saudi, Emirati and Bahraini banks might receive official guidance to pull deposits and interbank loans from Qatar.

As Reuters adds, foreign ministers from the four countries will meet in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss Qatar, while Arab media reported that Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani arrived in Kuwait on Monday to deliver Doha's formal response to the Arab demands. Mediation efforts, including by the U.S., have so far proven fruitless after the four states cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting terrorism, meddling in their internal affairs and advancing the agenda of regional foe Iran, all of which Qatar denies.

Separately, Trump spoke to the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in the UAE to discuss his "concerns about the ongoing dispute", the White House said.

"He reiterated the importance of stopping terrorist financing and discrediting extremist ideology. The president also underscored that unity in the region is critical to accomplishing the Riyadh Summit's goals of defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability," the White House said. "President Trump, nevertheless, believes that the overriding objective of his initiative is the cessation of funding for terrorism," it said.

On Monday morning, Trump tweeted that he "spoke yesterday with the King of Saudi Arabia about peace in the Middle-East. Interesting things are happening!"

Meanwhile, Qatari officials say the demands are so strict that the four countries never seriously intended them as a negotiating position and see them as being aimed at hobbling Doha's sovereignty. As we reported over the weekend, Qatar called the charges baseless and says the demands, which include closing al Jazeera TV and ejecting Turkish troops based there, are so severe that they seem intended to be rejected with the Qatar Foreign Minister saying that "There is no fear from our direction. We are ready to face the consequences."

Still, Qatar said it is interested in negotiating a fair and just solution to "any legitimate issues" of concern to fellow member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

As we discussed last weekend, the UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, has played down the chances of an escalation, saying "the alternative is not escalation but parting ways", suggesting Qatar may be forced out of the GCC. Gulf countries have insisted the demands were non- negotiable.

While it appears that neither side is particularly interested in escalating the Qatar "crisis" to its next level, whatever it may be, the most interesting news came out this morning when Reuters reported that Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz will not attend a July 7-8 summit of the Group of 20 leading global economies in Hamburg, Germany, a German government spokesman said on Monday, providing no reason for the decision.

Steffen Seibert said the Saudi government had notified Berlin that the 81-year-old monarch would not participate in the annual meeting of G20 leaders. It was not immediately clear what prompted the monarch's sudden change in plans.

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Sonny Brakes's picture

These guys will stop at nothing to put pressure on the price of oil.

Erek's picture

Another two days?

Sorry-assed bastards don't have the balls to stick to their word.

Spinless fuks.

What will they say and do in two days?

bamawatson's picture

naw man, i'm sure they extended because today is some Pedophile Prophet holy day

losses mount's picture

Sounds like a false flag terrorist attack on G20 on the anniversary 7/7 in London.

That's the reason for gold and silver getting hit so hard presently.

PrayingMantis's picture

... ZH posted the feud could be staged ... and why even call it an "ultimatum" (final demand) if it would only be extended ... perhaps they needed 'final' approval from their puppet masters attending the G20 party ...


losses mount's picture

Having given it a bit more thought; I think it more likely Trump's plane will be taken out with a missile over Poland on the 6th. Putin will be blamed and war declared on the 7th.

Ahmeexnal's picture

Saudi king cancels attendance to G20 at last minute...sounds like a nuclear false flag event is about to take place at the g20 meeting!

losses mount's picture

It's definitely suspicious, but it might be as innocent as he's besotted with his new five year old bum boy and can't bring himself to leave him alone.

playit's picture

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Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Waiting till after the July 4th holiday.....

sinbad2's picture

Exactly, it's a holiday in the US, and they are waiting for orders from Washington, via Twitter.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

When will these camel jockey losers ever stop stirring the pot?

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

"neither side is particularly interested in escalating the Qatar "crisis" to its next level"

Pity. Was hoping to see the bloated sand niggers wipe one another out.

tmosley's picture

You have until the count of three!



Two and a half.....

Two and three quarters...........

Give Me Some Truth's picture

BTW, can someone please explain to me how one "defeats terrorism?"

"Terroism" is a TACTIC. It is used by people who cannot effectively fight their adversaries via conventional military means (divisions of massed soldiers, lots of tanks, naval ships, bombers, etc.)

Anyway, I'm betting that "terroism" will not be defeated. We've been fighting "it" for a while now. As far as I can tell, it doesn't seem to be losing. 

Insurrexion's picture

Wake up truth.

The dinosaurs invented Terrorism 65 million years ago.

The mind-fuck you are talking about is a MIC sales job on America.



It worked.

sinbad2's picture

Actually modern terrorism was invented by Israel, they staged terror attacks against Arabs in Palestine, so the Arabs would flee, and Israelis could take their houses and farms.

FarCanal's picture

Modern terrorism was invented by the Israelis against British troops (the ones that had liberated Europe) trying to keeping the peace in Palestine 1946. King David Hotel bombing 22 July 1946.

Death toll 91..

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Menachim Begin admitted that he invented International Terrorism with the bombing of the Kind David Hotel. 

sinbad2's picture

You can defeat terrorism by stopping oppression. All the countries that currently produce terrorists are oppressed by the USA, but Indians committed terrorist attacks when India was oppressed by Britain. Morroco produced terrorists when it was oppressed by France, and Cuba produced terrorists when it was oppressed by the USA.

But you are right that it is a tactic, but it is also a term used by oppressors, against people who fight against them, for example, if an Arab kills Americans, it's a terror attack, but if an American kills Arabs, it's a police action.

shovelhead's picture

"And this time we really really mean it."

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

If it ends tomorrow (or the day thereafter)...

At least I'll get to see Riyadh and Tel Aviv burnt to a crisp before I die!

LA_Goldbug's picture

So, he's worried he might not be able to return :-)

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

LA_G I love your work!

Let's hope the solemn fireworks displays all across "this great land of ours" is more introspective then it's ever been in it's history!

Having said that... If my long term memory serves me well I'm about 99.99999% certain we both will be ensured disappointment!

el buitre's picture

It was accepted insider knowledge that this "King Salman," has less wits about himself than a Canadian King Salmon due to advanced alzheimers since the day of his inaugeration.  Of course, I view all royalty as a psy-ops cloak for thuggery, but in the case of the Saudis it reaches the point of hilarity assuming one has not lost one's head over it.  I don't think this "King" has ever left the borders of Saudi, not because he is afraid of a coup, but because the cameras would catch them wiping the drool from his chin.

Seasmoke's picture

So much sand in desert , they can always draw new lines. So Nothing will ever happen.

Horse Pizzle's picture

Turkey and Iran defend Qatar.  Let the Saudis go for it. 

sinbad2's picture

That would mean war with the US, Saudi Arabia is a US colony, and the US has thousands of troops, the 5th fleet, and lots of planes stationed there to defend SA. The US economy would collapse very quickly if the gulf oil producers could not sell their oil.

Horse Pizzle's picture

Saudis are too fat to fight. 

Erek's picture

They will send their South-Asia slaves to do the fighting for them.

el buitre's picture

True.  The only Saudis in their fighting military are the pilots.  The rest are foreigner mercenaries who appear to be less capable than the ones they fund in Syria under the Aegis of Usus.

sinbad2's picture

Most of the Saudi pilots are ex USAF and RAF, the Saudi royals only survive because of US protection.

The 10,000 US troops in Qatar are to protect the Saudi royals from the Saudi people.

Usama Bin Laden started his jihad because of US troops in SA, so the US moved next door.

Bill of Rights's picture

Ahh the Red line in the sand moment...

World Cash Day's picture

Sending his dumb son MBS to Germany instead?

Hope the other G2o Leaders read that moron the riot act!

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Sounds like a German ultimatum to the Muslims, "If you don't stop raping our women, we're going to get mad.... "  That was a few years ago.

chubbar's picture

If you are German you get thrown in jail for complaining about Muslims raping your wife. The gov't is completely insane over there, passing hate crime laws left and right to make sure the Germans can't organize to throw out the muslims. Why is the gov't doing this?

mendigo's picture

Qatar needs to rethink its alliances - clearly there is no future with unstable Saudis/Isreal. Should embargo us for supporting terrorism and tampering in internal affairs.

tbone10's picture

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“But here it is: word is, for many years, Melania’s been having an affair with the head of security at Tiffany’s in the Trump Tower lobby…with DT’s knowledge. They had an agreement (written, I think) that if DT lost the election, they’d get divorced. But then he won. So they had to renegotiate the agreement. She is imprisoned in that marriage for as long as he’s president. Again: this is kind of obvious already to anyone with eyes. Melania looks miserable. But this would be a broader illustration of why. Also it’s why she doesn’t leave New York.”

Atomizer's picture

Bye-bye. Your account is going to get t-boned

chubbar's picture

Well, you've convinced me! Anything CNN reports HAS to be real!!!

Insurrexion's picture

This pimple is a CNN advert.

11b40's picture

If that is on CNN tonight, I can't wait to see the tweets tomorrow.

Atomizer's picture

Qatar, your in time out for two days, misbehavior will land you into another two day time out. This is political correctness for you. Unfucking believable. 

HRClinton's picture

Re... "He reiterated the importance of stopping terrorist financing and discrediting extremist ideology"

So... "No more money an free stuff to Tel Aviv, and expose AIPAC for what it is"?


Atomizer's picture

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