June 13, 2017 / 1:41 PM / a month ago

Saudi says ready to provide aid to Qatar if needed - Sky News Arabiya

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said his country was ready to provide food and medical aid to Qatar if needed, Sky News Arabia reported, a week after Riyadh and other Arab capitals cut ties with their Gulf neighbour.

Jubeir defended the Arab powers' move against the gas-rich emirate as a boycott not a blockade, saying his government was exercising its "sovereign right", the channel reported in a series of newsflashes.

Reporting By Stephen Kalin; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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