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The eastern-based government in Libya and the Maldives followed suit.

Qatar is host to the U.S. Central Command's regional headquarters, and hosts a key air base for the U.S. -led coalition against the Islamic State.

"Saudi Arabia can ask for support from the countries that joined its military alliance".

"What is happening is the preliminary result of the sword dance", tweeted Hamid Aboutalebi, deputy chief of staff to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, referring to Trump's joining in a traditional dance with the Saudi king at the meeting. Those reports were published on the Qatar News Agency website.

"However, the Qatar crisis can have an indirect impact on Turkey both negatively and positively", the expert said.

"People have stormed into the supermarket hoarding food, especially imported ones. It's chaos - I've never seen anything like this before".

Supply difficulties quickly developed.

"Food security will be a critical challenge for Qatar given the only land transport is through its single border with Saudi Arabia". The three countries have also banned their citizens from travelling to Qatar.

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Before Monday, Qatar had appeared unperturbed by the growing political tensions. Qatar is a major player in Natural gas, it is thee world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas.

The hawkish tone on Tehran and on terrorism that Trump brought in his visit to Muslim leaders in Riyadh is seen as having laid the groundwork for the diplomatic crisis.

"Our relationship with the United States is strategic", said Abdul Rahman. "We want to bring them in the right direction". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the move was rooted in longstanding differences and urged the parties to resolve them.

"FIFA is in regular contact with the Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy handling matters relating to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, ' the spokesperson said".

Qatar has denied the allegations.

The severing of ties comes days after these countries were angered by comments attributed to Qatar's ruler in which he praised Iran.

Washington has many reasons to want to promote comity within the region.

In May, Qatar became the second GCC member state after Saudi Arabia to formally endorse the path-breaking VAT Framework that will come into force from January 2018.

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Qatar and Egypt have backed opposing sides in Libya's civil conflict, which has sidelined the country's oil supply. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have given all Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their territory.

Back in 2014, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar for several months in protest over alleged interference in their affairs.

They also accused Qatar of backing militant groups - some backed by regional arch-rival Iran - and broadcasting their ideology, an apparent reference to Qatar's influential state-owned satellite channel Al Jazeera.

Analysts said that one of their demands could be the closure of television network Al Jazeera.

Bahrain said Qatar was undermining its security by supporting "acts of terror and financing armed groups associated with Iran" to carry out attacks on its territories. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called for a dialogue and said it was ready to help defuse the diplomatic row.

Trade sources, who declined to be named, said the UAE and Saudi Arabia had stopped exports of white sugar to Qatar.

The BBC's Simon Atkinson says the suspension of flights may cause a major problem for the airline, forcing it to alter flight paths and inevitably add time to some flights.

"This time, the sanctions against Qatar go well beyond the diplomatic, and include closing of the land border between Saudi Arabia and Qatar; expulsion of Qatari nationals, suspension of all flights between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours (Saudi, Bahrain, UAE, and Yemen); and the closing of these Gulf neighbours' airspace to Qatar's national carrier, Qatar Airways", they said.

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