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Bahrain says stops issuing entry visas for Qataris

MANAMA, Aug.  (Xinhua) -- Bahrain authorities on Tuesday announced it was suspending issuance of entry visas for Qataris.

The Interior Ministry said Qatari students in Bahrain were excluded along with those with valid visas.

"The decision wasn't taken because of Qatari nationals who share brotherly ties with Bahrainis but as a result of irresponsible acts of Qatari authorities that don't consider the rights of neighbouring countries or the principles of the international law," stated the Ministry.

The Arab Quartet that consists of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt severed all ties with Doha last year for "supporting terror groups."

The Quartet issued a list of 13 demands presented to Doha through Kuwait to resolve the crisis that is still not addressed.

The demands include closing a Turkish military base in Qatar and shutting the Al Jazeera pan-Arab television network.