Turkey's Erdogan slams isolation of Qatar: 'It is inhumane and un-Islamic'

Sanctions will not harm economy — Ali Sherif al-Emadi

Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis

Elsewhere in his remarks, Velayati said the recent outbreak of diplomatic row with Qatar, only a few days after a meeting of Arab leaders in Riyadh, revealed that Saudi Arabia lacks diplomatic competence and can not live in peace even with its closest neighbors. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the isolation of Qatar as "inhumane" and "un-Islamic" on Monday.

Qatar denies sponsoring terrorism and accuses the Saudis of seeking to dominate smaller neighbors.

More Arab and Muslim-majority African countries later joined the diplomatic blockade, even as several powers have called for resolving the crisis.

Last Wednesday, Turkey's parliament promptly approved two deals signed in December 2015 and April 2016 between the two countries - to deploy Turkish troops to a base in Qatar and to train its domestic police force.

Al-Jubeir said before a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that there is no blockade of Qatar, pointing out that Qatar's ports and airports are open.

Analysts estimate that at least 40 percent of all of Qatar's food supplies are transported across its land border with Saudi Arabia.

The country expressed its readiness for a dialogue to solve the crisis that has recently occurred in Qatar's relations with a number of Arab states.

Saudi Arabia's arch-rival Iran on Sunday announced it had sent five planes carrying produce to Qatar.

In Paris, Sheikh Mohammed, who is on a European tour to drum up support for Qatar, said his country had no idea what had provoked the move against it.

But Emadi said the energy sector and economy of the world's top liquefied natural gas exporter were essentially operating as normal and that there had not been a serious impact on supplies of food or other goods.

ICAO spokesman William Raillant-Clark said the agency could not make an immediate comment.

It will take about 60 flights for Qatar Airways to conduct what is being described as the greatest bovine airlift in history.

On Tuesday, Republican Senator Rand Paul introduced a resolution - alongside two Democrat senators - to block a major United States arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

He said the Saudi King, as the elder statesman in the Gulf region, should take the lead to resolve the crisis.

Pakistan has close ties with the kingdom but also business ventures in Qatar.

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain issued identical statements on the air embargo, which came into effect when Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Manama broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting "terrorism".

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