Demands from Qatar Modified to ‘Six Broad Principles’

Saudi Arabia and 3 Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month, according to reports.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt told reporters at the United Nations they now wanted it to accept “six broad principles.”

These include commitments to combat terrorism and extremism and to end acts of provocation and incitement, according to the BBC.

Saudi Arabia has reportedly dropped the requirement that Qatar shutter its news outlet Al Jazeera.

“Of course we are all for compromises but there will be no compromise on these six principles,” said Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi ambassador to the United Nations.

A government official in Qatar said on Wednesday that the four Arab countries blockading it have acted dangerously and in a “disorganized manner” after apparently changing their demands, according to Al Jazeera.