'We are not ready to surrender,' says Qatar's foreign minister

Trump's administration later suggested U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who as Exxon Mobil's CEO had business with Qatar, as a possible mediator.

The crisis has raised deep concerns of instability in the region and on Sunday Kuwait's foreign minister said his country would continue efforts to mediate a solution to the crisis.

Russias Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with Qatars Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Moscow later on Saturday amid the diplomatic conflict in the Middle East. He said 90 tons of vegetables already have been sent.

Another big credit rating agency, Moody's, said Thursday that it was leaving its stance on Qatar unchanged for now.

"If the parties so wish, the Kingdom of Morocco is ready to offer its services to foster a frank and comprehensive dialogue on the basis of non-interference in internal affairs and the fight against religious extremism", a statement from the country's foreign ministry read.

"For potentially thousands of people across the Gulf, the effect of the steps imposed in the wake of this political dispute is suffering, heartbreak and fear", James Lynch, Deputy Director of Amnesty International's Global Issues Programme, said in a statement.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who tweeted Tuesday about Qatar funding extremists, called Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday and offered to host leaders at the White House to resolve the crisis.

Qatari market chains also announced on social media that daily food products from Turkey such as milk, yogurt, and chicken were now on the shelves with signs "from Turkey by air". It was published in the Official Gazette on Friday.

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Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain this week cut ties to Qatar, accusing the country of tolerating or even encouraging support for extremist groups, including al-Qaida's Syria branch.

The port of Dayyer is Iran's closest port to Qatar.

Government officials said the military would decide on the number of Turkish troops that would be deployed in Qatar and the length of their stay.

But in language common to the three countries' announcements, the UAE said it drew a distinction between Qatar's government and its people.

More than a third of the world's liquefied natural gas trade comes from Qatar, making it the world's largest producer and exporter of LNG.

He said Russian Federation and Qatar "are bonded with relationship of friendship" and appreciates the countries' bilateral cooperation.

Among the individuals named is Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric considered a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, a Sunni Islamist group.

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