Emirate says it will not accept demands unless rivals agree to same treatment, and announces boost to gas production

Qatar has privately told its Gulf rivals it will not accept controls on its diplomatic ties, funding or media unless other countries in the region agree to the same treatment.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut off ties with Qatar on 5 June, accusing it of supporting terrorism. On 22 June they issued a 13-point list of demands to end the standoff and gave Qatar 10 days to comply. That deadline was extended on Sunday by 48 hours.

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