Qatar first turned to the WTO in August 2017 with a wide-ranging complaint to challenge blockading nations [Denis Balibouse/Reuters]

Saudi Arabia told the World Trade Organization on Tuesday that national security concerns meant it “simply will not engage in dispute settlement procedures” regarding an intellectual property complaint by Qatar.

Qatar launched the dispute in October, saying Saudi Arabia was blocking Qatari-owned broadcaster beIN and refusing to take effective action against the piracy of its content

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