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The decision by King Salman, who has adopted an aggressive Iran policy since taking the throne in 2015, was made using as an excuse the attacks on Saudi diplomatic premises by protesters angered over the execution of well-known dissident Shia cleric Nimr Baqer al-Nimr on terrorism charges without due process.

After restoring full diplomatic relations with Iran on Thursday, Qatar has started work on "patching up a new radical ideology" in the region as foundation of this growing alliance, The Dependent has learnt.

The countries - led by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain - previously issued a 13-point demand list to Qatar that included Doha shutting its diplomatic posts in Iran.

Responding to the restoration of Iran's ambassador to Qatar, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash has accused Qatar of prolonging the Gulf crisis.

Despite recalling its ambassador in 2016, Iran and Qatar maintained their valuable commercial ties.

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In announcing its decision, Qatar did not mention the diplomatic crisis roiling Gulf Arab nations since June, when Qatar found its land, sea and air routes cut off by its neighbors over Doha's policies across the Mideast.

The latest statistics released by the NHRC yesterday also show that the Saudi Arabia's violations of the right to property are more than that committed by the UAE (367) in terms of the number of complaints which was 633 and most of these complaints were related to the livestock of Qatari citizens in Saudi Arabia as many of these livestock were deported and some others are still in Saudi Arabia while owners were forced to leave the country within 14 days. On Wednesday, the Central African nation of Chad announced that it would close its embassy in Doha, accusing Qatar of trying to destabilize it from neighboring Libya. Qatar ignored the demands and let a deadline to comply pass, creating an apparent stalemate in the crisis.

In recent days, however, Saudi Arabia announced it would allow Qataris to make the annual hajj pilgrimage, which is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life.

The ministry also announced that Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani held a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

"We would like to develop this industry and bring this technology to Qatar".

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