According to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Al-Mouallimi said Wednesday, at a meeting with UN-based correspondents, that the six principles established at the Cairo Summit of the Foreign Ministers of the four Arab States, which include a commitment to fight extremism, halting all provocations and attempts to incite hatred, as well as refraining from meddling in other state's domestic affairs, were key to negotiations with Qatar.
The Saudi UN Ambassador noted that "there had been no meaningful engagement from Qatar on the list of specific demands made by the four Arab States in June."
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt broke off diplomatic relations with Doha in the beginning of June over Qatar's alleged support of terrorism and interference in other states' affairs. Several other countries then joined the boycott.
The original demands were more specific than the six principles, insisting that Qatar scale back relations with Iran, expel Turkish troops, stop financing terrorist organizations and fulfill several other requirements within 10 days. Qatar rejected the demands, saying they were unreasonable.