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Hours later, Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives joined the initiative of turning one of the world's richest countries into a pariah state.

"It is necessary to return the trust after the breach of the agreements, the road map with guarantees is necessary", Gargash wrote on Twitter late on Monday.

In recent years, Sudan has developed close diplomatic ties with both Saudi Arabia and Qatar, especially after it broke its decades-old relations with Shiite Iran.

As Egypt, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries are isolating Qatar, the Qatar diplomatic crisis could give birth to even more extremism and terrorism around the world.

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After his first visit to Middle East last month, President Donald Trump celebrated the unity of Gulf nations in efforts to contain Iran and defeat ISIS, but the latest development of snapping of diplomatic ties with Qatar by a Saudi-led Arab coalition, is expected to affect Trump's goals in the Middle East as Doha is host to one of the largest American military bases in the Middle East, CNN has reported.

As the Arab world's biggest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday over its alleged support for the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS (Islamic State) and al-Qaeda, the Qatar diplomatic crisis could potentially complicate the Global anti-terrorism measures and spread even more terrorism around the world.

These measures will intensify the isolation not only on the ruling regime but also on the people of Qatar, he revealed. Saudi Arabia said t would begin blocking all Qatari flights at midnight.

The decision plunged Qatar into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq.

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The Gulf countries ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home to their peninsular nation, whose only land border is with Saudi Arabia.

A Turkish official said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is "actively involved" in efforts to resolve the diplomatic crisis.

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah urged Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to exercise restraint in a phone call on Monday after Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other state moved to isolate the country for its alleged links to terrorist organisations.

Qatar had no immediate comment.

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