Twitter users mock list of demands issued to Qatar

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Twitter users mock Saudi and UAE's demands, saying they amount to nothing more than a grocery list

Social media users compared the list of demands to a shopping list (screengrab)
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Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera, reducing ties to Iran, and ending military cooperation with Turkey, an official of one of the four countries said.
Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera, reducing ties to Iran, and ending military cooperation with Turkey, an official of one of the four countries said.

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands, including closing Al Jazeera, reducing ties to Iran, and ending military cooperation with Turkey, an official from one of the four countries said. Here is how users on social media are reacting.

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We deconstruct the 13 demands issued by Saudi to Qatar

Many took to Twitter, where the Arabic hashtag "the list is rejected" went viral. Some users added goofy demands to poke fun at the list developed by the boycotting countries.

File June 23, 2017

Some compared the list of demands to a grocery shopping list.

One user stated that the reason behind the crisis was to make Qatar "another Bahrain".

Others questioned why the boycotting countries wanted the list to remain a secret.

Translation: If their demands were serious and formal, they should have announced it publicly instead of leaking it to Twitter. Why are you afraid of discussing this before your people and instead using Twitter and WhatsApp? 

The blockade on Qatar has entered its third week.

Qatari officials did not reply immediately to requests for comment. But on Monday, foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar would not negotiate with the four states unless they lifted their measures against Doha.

This article is available in French on Middle East Eye French edition.

Qatari officials did not reply immediately to requests for comment. But on Monday, foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar would not negotiate with the four states unless they lifted their measures against Doha.