Qatar to purchase 7 navy ships from Italy amid Gulf crisis

Arab quartet reinstates 13 demands for Qatar dialogue

Commenting on Qatari's legal complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, he said that WTO allows by virtue of its services and goods trade agreements to suspend privileges granted to a state in certain circumstances, which were present in the case of Qatar.

"I am pleased to announce the conclusion of a deal between the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces to buy seven naval units from Italy in the context of the joint military cooperation between the two countries", Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Qatar's foreign minister, said on Wednesday, as quoted by Reuters.

The world's wealthiest country per capita, Qatar is under global pressure to improve conditions for hundreds of thousands of foreign workers building facilities for the 2022 World Cup.

Reacting to the visible isolation, Qatar's Foreign Ministry expressed deep regret over the decision of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates' and Egypt to break diplomatic ties with it. Al Thani declined to explain why Egypt was not included.

The disputed restrictions include bans on trade through Qatar's ports and travel by Qatari citizens, blockages of Qatari digital services and websites, the closure of maritime borders and prohibition of flights operated by Qatari aircraft.

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"We remain hopeful that the consultations could bear fruit in resolving this", he said. The boycott has dramatically driven up costs to import food, medicine and likely even building materials that Qatar needs for extensive infrastructure projects.

The boycotting countries have previously told the WTO that they would cite national security to justify their actions against Qatar, using a controversial and nearly unprecedented exemption allowed under the WTO rules. They said on Sunday that they were ready for talks to tackle the dispute, the worst rift between Gulf Arab states in years, if Doha showed willingness to deal with their demands.

However, a Foreign Office statement confirmed that Pakistan had no immediate plan to severe ties with Qatar.

"The announcement of Neymar's transfer to PSG was piloted among the high ranks in Qatar as a sort of communications strategy that would overshadow the debate around all other considerations, namely terrorism", said Mathieu Guidere, an expert in the geopolitics of the Arab world.

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