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Qatar has no intentions of halting terrorism funding: Al Bayan

Wed, Nov. 1, 2017
CAIRO – 1 November 2017: The Qatari regime has no intentions of responding to the demands of the Arab Quartet which entail halting its funding and support of terrorism and extremism, stated emirate UAE-based newspaper, Al Bayan, on Wednesday.

The Qatari regime is incapable of responding to the demands because it has been greatly involved in funding terrorism over the last 20 years and sheltering terrorist elements, added the newspaper.

Qatar characteristically and unlawfully interfered in the domestic affairs of the Arab region’s states.

It became necessary for the Qatari regime to resolve the situation by responding to the demands before the next Gulf Cooperation Council Summit or irreversibly leave the GCC, the article explained.

“Qatar’s membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council should be suspended since it does not deserve the honor of belonging to the alliance,” tweeted Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa.

Bahrain’s foreign minister stated that Qatar's strong relations with Iran threaten the security of the Gulf Cooperation Council, thus, he called for suspending Qatar’s membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Khalifa pointed out in his tweets that Qatar should not bet that it will be able to make any gains in the summit. Khalifa announced that Bahrain would boycott the next summit if Qatar attends.

"Bahrain will not attend a summit and sit with Qatar, a country that is getting closer to Iran day after day and is bringing in foreign forces, both of which are dangerous steps against the security of the GCC countries,” Khalifa stressed.

“Given Qatar’s rogue policy and pervasive evil that threaten our national security, our countries have taken an important step by boycotting Qatar in the hope it regains its senses,” Khalifa tweeted.

Qatar’s relations with Arab countries are becoming more tense as the former insists on its hostile stance by demanding soldiers from the Turkish army and support from Iran, which is the “region’s true enemy,” added Khalifa.

"If Qatar thinks that its procrastination and its current evasion will buy time until the next summit of the GCC, then it is wrong. If the situation remains as it is, we will not attend the summit," he noted on his Twitter account.

Khalifa also added that the situation requires taking courageous decisions, especially since Arab countries have suffered from the conspiracy and evils of Qatar.

It has been five months since the Qatari crisis erupted. On June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their diplomatic ties with Qatar over accusations that Doha sponsors terrorist groups. The three nations demanded that Doha halts funding to terrorists in the region and meet the 13 conditions in order for dialogue to begin.
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