Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have yet to respond to proposals by the US and the U.K. that aimed to start direct negotiations, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
The move by the four Arab governments came despite mounting global pressure to compromise in their weeks-old boycott of their fellow USA ally. Previously, those Arab States named terrorists other 59 persons and 12 entities, majority Qatari and Egyptian, while they described Doha authorities as continuously violating of commitments and agreements referred to not supporting nor giving refuge to elements nor organizations that threaten regional security. Qatar has denied the allegations. "The four countries and their global partners will ensure that Qatar has ceased its support and funding of terrorism, has stopped welcoming terrorists and has stopped spreading extremist and hate speech".
They demanded that Qatar break its longstanding ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, blacklisted as a "terror group" by the four governments although not by the global community.
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The four-nation bloc said over the weekend that Qatar was falling short in its efforts to counter terrorism, rebuffing an appeal by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to ease the boycott.
The blacklisted entities include charity and media organisations - Al Balagh Charitable Foundation, Al Ihsan Charitable Society, Rahma Charitable Organisation from Yemen, Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council, Al Saraya Media Centre, Boshra News Agency, Rafallah Sahati Brigad, Nabaa TV and Tanasuh Foundation for Dawa, Culture and Media from Libya.
They also included in the black list Qatari citizens Khalid Saeed al-Bounein, Shaqer Jummah al-Shahwani y Saleh bin Ahmed al-Ghanim; Yemenites Abdullah Mohammed al-Yazidi, Ahmed Ali Ahmed Baraoud y Mohammed Bakr al-Dabaa; Libyans Al-Saadi Abdullah Ibrahim Bujazem and Ahmed Abd al-Jaleel al Hasnawi, as well as Kuwaiti Hamid Hamad Hamid al-Ali.