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Qatari Foreign Minister: The countries of the blockade targeted our people

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani said that the target of the embargo imposed on his country is the Qatari people in the first place.

In a lengthy interview with the “truth” program broadcast by Qatari television last night, the foreign minister reviewed a number of issues related to the blockade.

He also reviewed Qatar’s efforts to resolve the crisis based on its steadfastness and adherence to its sovereignty and keenness on good-neighborliness and the integrity of the Gulf House. The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, has always stressed that “the GCC countries are the first priority of our foreign relations, .

Berber and piracy
The minister criticized the measures taken by the boycotting countries following the crisis. He said that “the people of Qatar were treated in a barbaric way in their countries, where students and pilgrims were expelled in a way that did not violate our morals as Gulf or Muslim.” Qatar or against the people of Qatar? “

He denied accusations by the countries boycotting his country to support terrorism, saying they were aimed at justifying and marketing unfair actions against Qatar.

He said that before the Gulf crisis, any marginal differences “resolved their time in a bilateral framework,” revealing the UAE’s compromise to Doha two months before the Gulf crisis to stop a media attack against the extradition of the wife of an Emirati opposition in Doha.

He also disclosed the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s offer to the Emir of Qatar to hold a Qatari-Saudi ministerial meeting to resolve the differences, “but Saudi Arabia did not call for any meeting after that.”

Turning to the crime of piracy of the Qatar News Agency, he said that the investigations proved the involvement of two countries of the blockade in this crime and that legal action will be taken against them.

An unprecedented crisis
The Qatari foreign minister expressed his country’s hope to overcome the crisis, saying “we continue to believe that wisdom will prevail to overcome the crisis that is unprecedented in international relations, but they have the obligation of law and respect for sovereignty,” adding that “the principle that there are demands from a sovereign state is rejected, But was received with respect to the Emir of Kuwait. “

He also renewed the call to the countries of the blockade to “come to the dialogue table and present the facts and to have a direct dialogue,” expressing the belief that the withdrawal of the embargo countries from sitting on the table is due to the lack of grounds for its accusations against the State of Qatar and that these countries do not want to resolve the issue Which means that the GCC does not represent them, and that the Kuwaiti mediation and the efforts exerted in it did not meet with respect or support.

We and Iran
On the relationship with Iran before and after the crisis in the Gulf, the Qatari minister said that the geographical nature of the State of Qatar and the Gulf States are linked to the border with Iran, and there must be respect for this geography, whether we agree or disagree with this country.

He added that Qatar disagreed with Iran “political differences are not limited in Syria, Yemen and Iraq and in all files in the region, and these files were agreed with the GCC, and we respect the neighborhood and we see that the political dispute exceeded the dialogue.”
Source: Qatar News Agency (Qena), Al Jazeera







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