UAE, Saudi, Bahrain airspace ban only for Qatar firms

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's mediation visit to Saudi Arabia for finding a diplomatic solution to the Qatar crisis did not achieve any immediate breakthrough.

While the dispute hasn't escalated to a military confrontation, Qatar's military is dwarfed by neighboring Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two of its biggest opponents in the crisis. Qatar has been isolated by a number of Arab and African states for its alleged support of terrorism and Iran.

"Qatar is a country which, like Turkey, has adopted the most resolute stance against Daesh (IS)", said Erdogan. He also said it was crucial to engage in a "calm and thoughtful dialogue with clear expectations" in order to resolve the crisis, endorsing the mediation proposal by the Emir of Kuwait.

As the Persian Gulf crisis enters its second week, Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba of the United Arab Emirates said Qatar's neighbors would "fairly soon" give the US a list of specific actions Qatar must take before punitive steps are lifted.

"The nation of Qatar, unfortunately, has been a funder of terrorism at a very high level".

Gulf Arab states have not made public any demands on Qatar but a journalist with the state-funded Al Jazeera network has shared a list that includes Qatar severing diplomatic ties with Iran and expelling members of the Palestinian Hamas group and the Muslim Brotherhood who live in Doha.

"During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology", Trump said on Twitter June 6, adding "Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!"

Saudi Arabia has closed the Qatari peninsula's only land border, threatening imports of both fresh food and raw materials needed to complete a $200 billion infrastructure project for the 2022 football World Cup.

Meanwhile, the attempts by the several Gulf states to impose a de facto transport blockade against Qatar have already raised concerns that the country, which depends heavily on food imports, may end up facing a severe food shortage.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday blamed Saudi Arabia by saying that the country is supporting terrorism in Iran's borders, a media report said.

The Kremlin said Putin and Salman also discussed developing ties in various areas and expressed an intention to "activate bilateral cooperation".