Doha issues Qatari passports to terrorists: Saudi Minister



Thu, 20 Jul 2017 - 03:39 GMT


Thu, 20 Jul 2017 - 03:39 GMT

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir- File photo

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir- File photo

CAIRO – 20 July 2017: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir claimed ThursdayDoha issues Qatari passports to terrorists to commit terror attacks inside Saudi Arabia,

Al-Jubeir said in a press conference in Brussels that Saudi's policy on combating terrorism and extremism is very firm, adding that the boycotting countries want Qatar to stop supporting, harboring and inciting terrorists.

He revealed that Qatar harbors terrorists inside its community and give funds to Al-Qaeda

Commenting on Qatar’s media, he stated "Qatar allows its media to spread the word of hatred and incitement," but he hoped that Qatar would respond and meet the demands to stop supporting terrorism.

speaking about the Al-Jazeera channel, Al-Jubeir said this channel is used to promote terrorist figures, pointing out that Al-Jazeera speaks of Osama bin Laden, the founder of Al-Qaeda, as a “Hero.”

On Iran, Al-Jubair said that Tehran "continues its attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of neighboring countries ... We have discussed Iran's activities in the region and it is continuing backing up of terrorists."

"Our demands from Qatar fall within the frame of international policies in the global fight against terrorism”, Al-Jubairadded.

Qatar’s relations with several Arab and Gulf states have been strained since May 24, when the Qatari state-run news agency reported Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’s statements regarding Gulf foreign policy with Iran, describing it as “unwise.”

On June 5 several countries, including Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, severed diplomatic ties with Doha over accusations of Qatar backing and funding terrorist groups.

On June 23, the four Arab states boycotting Qatar sent Doha a list of 13 demands, including stopping the broadcast of Al Jazeera channel.



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