This is also as we understand that one of the demands from Qatar is for Al Jazeera to be shut down.    The United States has noted that the demands have to be reasonable as we all await the demands--please click here for the latest updates:  
  • Amending Article V from the Kingdom's statute of ruling, which stipulates that only the sons and grandsons of the founding King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Faisal Al Saud can be Saudi kings and crown princes
  • Appointing Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Minister of Interior
  • Relieving Abdulrahman bin Ali Al-Rubaiaan from his role as Deputy Minister of Interior and appointing him as a consultant in the Royal Court
  • Appointing Dr Ahmed bin Mohammad Al-Salem as Deputy Minister of Interior
  • Relieving Dr Nasser bin Abdulazizi Al-Daoud from his role as consultant in the Royal Court, and naming him undersecretary to the Ministry of Interior
  • Appointing Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Kingdom's ambassador to Germany
  • Appointing Prince Faisal bin Sattam bin Abdulazizi Al Saud as the Kingdom's Ambassador to Italy
  • Appointing Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Turki bin Mohammad bin Fahad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Faisal bin Abdulazizi bin Abdullah Al-Sudairi as consultants in the Royal Court
  • Appointing Prince Bandar bin Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as assistant to the president of the General Intelligence Directorate (GID)
  • Appointing Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as vice chairman of the General 
     Sports Authority
  • Appointing Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahad bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi as deputy governor of Al-Jouf Region 
  • Restoring bonuses and allowances for public sector employees and military personnel retroactively as of September 27, 2016 instead of April 2017, as previously stated.

We also wanted to congratulate the New York Times and join in the condemnation as Saudi Arabia and its' Satellite States have attempted to silence Al Jazeera as we urge Qatar not to give in to bullying.

Update:  We have received reports that Qatar has been given a list of demands by Saudi Arabia and its' satellites.   Here is the excerpts as reported by Al Jazeera:

5:30am - Qatar's neighbours issue list of demands

  • Kuwait has reportedly given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran.
  • That's according to a list obtained by The Associated Press news agency from one of the countries involved in the dispute. The document says Qatar has 10 days to comply with all demands.
  • The list says Doha must immediately close Turkey's military base in Qatar and end military cooperation with the country. It also demands an unspecified sum of compensation from Qatar.

It calls for cutting Diplomatic ties with Iran AND closing down Al Jazeera.  What our team found laughable was asking for compensation.  It will be interesting to see how Qatar reacts.