In response to a question about Qatar's intention to go ahead with the S-400 deal, the foreign minister said, "Qatar made all the options open for its defense procurement, so we are seeking the best quality to defend our country and we have all the options open for this".
On June 5, 2017, an alliance of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt abruptly severed ties with Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism and Iran. They closed its only land border and cancelled all flights in and out of the country.
Despite hopes that the rancorous rift between the former allies - which include some of the richest countries on earth - would be resolved quickly, the crisis has endured.
Diplomatic efforts led by Kuwait and the United States have so far stalled though there are tentative plans for talks in September.
"The purchase of any military equipment is a sovereign decision that no country has anything to do with", Al Thani said.
The Saudi king has allegedly written a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, asking him to help prevent the sale of a Russian-made S-400 air defense system to Qatar, Le Monde reported.
Neither the French president's office, nor the Saudi government's communications office have responded to requests for confirmation of King Salman's letter.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, H E Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah said that Qatar has "a lot of differences" with Iran but it does not mean "we go and fuel a war" in the region.
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"The ambition is full membership if our partnership with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation develops and our vision is clear", he told the official magazine of the Qatari defence ministry, Altalaya.
Doha signed a military cooperation agreement with Moscow in 2017, and in January Qatari envoy to Russian Federation said that the talks to buy S-400s are "in the advanced stage".
Qatari papers were jubilant on Tuesday, with headlines such as "Triumphant Qatar stays united" and "Qatar shines as smear campaign against it fails".
We talk to Qatar's foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, about the worst diplomatic crisis in the GCC's history, the effect of the blockade, and alleged threats of military action by Saudi Arabia over Doha's plans to buy military equipment from Russian Federation.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah also said that "all services and facilities provided by the Saudi government to the pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors from all different countries of the world embody the Kingdom's leading role".
There was no immediate reaction from the Saudi-led bloc.
Qataris welcome to perform the lesser Hajj, known as Umrah in Saudi Arabia.