Four Arab nations have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar, further deepening the rift between Gulf Arab nations over that country's support for Islamist groups. As of 2014, the list contained no names. In general, in spite of its official commitment to a number of domestic and global initiatives centered on countering terrorist finance, Qatar remains non-compliant with worldwide sanctions designating terrorists based on its territory, many of which still live with impunity on Qatari soil.
Saudi Arabia said Qatari troops would be pulled from its ongoing war in Yemen.
Tillerson urged the Gulf Cooperation Council nations to sort out their differences and said that the United States was willing to play a role in helping the countries address their differences.
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), an airline official said that all flights to and from Qatar have stopped starting from today, adding, "Guests who have pre-confirmed reservations to and from Doha before the announcement of this decision can change their destinations or refund tickets without any additional charges".
Some Egyptian banks said they were halting dealing with Qatari banks.
"Nationals of Qatar need to leave the United Arab Emirates within 14 days as prescribed by the UAE authorities", - stated in the message.
"In addition, sea ports will continue to be open for trade, and air space will continue to be open for trade, transport and air travel, with the exception of the countries that have closed their borders and air space".
Football authorities said they were in contact with Qatar.
The countries all 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. This will affect Qatar's covert financing of Islamist groups of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Saudi Arabia's support for other similar groups.
The Qatari government says its citizens won't be affected, but news of the closing sent citizens rushing to grocery stores to stock up on supplies.
The four countries announced the withdrawal of their diplomatic staff from Qatar, a gas-rich nation that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and which is home to a major United States military base.