UAE wants global monitoring of Qatar

Later, the U.S. secretary of state held a six-way meeting in Jeddah.

Earlier, Mr Le Drian called for "dialogue and calm" between the Arab states involved in the crisis after a meeting in Doha with Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim, and foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman.

It was clear from the very beginning that the Americans have nothing new up their sleeves to resolve the crisis.

Another obstacle Tillerson could not surmount was the two sides' apparent lack of interest in coming to a quick resolution.

Le Drian's mediating tour started just a few days after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson concluded an unsuccessful similar effort. Staunchly defending its innocence against the allegations from the onset of the crisis, Qatar claimed the demands were deliberately created to be impossible for it to meet and rejected them, causing the current stalemate in negotiations.

The countries all ties with Qatar last month, alleging that it supports Islamist militant groups, a charge Qatar has denied.

He pointed out that the worldwide community has refused Qatar's support of terrorism and extremism, and hosting people wanted in this regard.

On June 22, the bloc presented Qatar with a list of demands necessary to break the blockade, a list that Qatar deemed unworkable.

The diplomatic machinations that have enveloped Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar may seem like a membership feud in a Gulf club for the wealthy.

It is the United States that must get more involved for the fight to end, according to Samer Shehata of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

US President Donald Trump initially supported longtime US ally Saudi Arabia, but his stance was later contradicted when the US Department of State took a more neutral position.

These concerns have been present ever since Qatar secured the rights to host the event in late 2010, and have grown in magnitude as Federation Internationale de Football Association became increasingly embroiled in corruption scandals over the past six or seven years.

Federation Internationale de Football Association will want to take a decision on the merits of Qatar's ability to deliver a safe, secure and well managed World Cup rather than based on political arguments, many of which have yet to be substantiated. Even Doha got the upper hand and set conditions of its own and announced it would meet those countries' demands only if they, too, fulfil Doha's demands on regional issues.

USA officials concede they aren't yet sure if the UAE directly hacked the Qatari outlet, or "contracted it out", but either way it's clear this whole diplomatic crisis was manufactured ahead of time, with the goal of forcing Qatar to make concessions coming before the blockade was publicly discussed.

Al Jubeir said during his meeting with the french minister he discussed bilateral relations, efforts to combat terrorism and extremism, and other regional and global issues. In fact, the USA adopted a dual policy in this crisis.

On the other hand, Qatar has renewed its commitment to fighting terrorism. That is why Saudi Arabia failed to implement its policies vis-à-vis Qatar.

On Tuesday, speaking in Doha, Tillerson described Qatar as being "reasonable" in its dispute with the four states.

Mr Al Jubeir said Riyadh hoped the crisis could still be solved "within the Gulf house".

There are no signs that the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies will be settled in the foreseeable future.

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