Qatar: UAE and Saudi Arabia step up pressure in diplomatic crisis

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Countries say ties will not be restored until Gulf state breaks links with extremists while UAE threatens jail for sympathisers

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have increased the pressure on Qatar, insisting diplomatic and economic relations would not be restored until the tiny Gulf state breaks all links with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Iran.

The Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, who is due in Berlin for talks with his German counterpart on Wednesday, said it was up to Qatar, which denies funding extremist groups, to take action to relieve a block on air, sea and land links with its neighbours.

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