Qatar rejects terror allegations, calls for diplomacy

Qatari foreign minister says Gulf states' accusations are baseless, urges diplomatic solution to crisis 

Qatar rejects terror allegations, calls for diplomacy

World Bulletin / News Desk

Qatar strongly rejected on Friday accusations that it supports terrorist groups and called for a diplomatic solution to growing tensions between Gulf states. 

Speaking in Germany, Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said a terrorism blacklist issued by Saudi Arabia and its allies yesterday included “baseless" allegations against Qatar. 

“We looked into this list last night and we have seen that it included persons and organizations many of which have no relationship to Qatar,” he told a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, after their meeting in the central German town of Wolfenbuettel.

Al-Thani said many of the people on the list had never set foot in Qatar, some of them lived in other Gulf countries, and several organizations on the list were internationally recognized organizations who even cooperated with the United Nations. 

On Thursday, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the UAE issued a joint statement accusing 59 individuals and 12 charity organizations in Qatar of being “linked to terror”. 

Qatar’s top diplomat said the list was far from meeting international standards, and included “baseless” allegations to put pressure on Qatar amid recent tensions. 

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Haziran 2017, 14:41
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