Tamim denies supporting terrorism, Yemeni scene says otherwise



Fri, 21 Jul 2017 - 08:09 GMT


Fri, 21 Jul 2017 - 08:09 GMT

Tamim Bin Hamad during his Friday speech

Tamim Bin Hamad during his Friday speech

CAIRO – 21 July 2017: The Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani delivered a speech in light of the current Gulf crisis on Friday.

During the speech, Tamim said all allegations against Qatar of supporting terrorism and extreme forces are not true, however, news tell us other wise.

Qatar was unwillingly forced to join the Arab alliance in Yemen against Houthis, Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah said on Thursday.

In an interview with Turkey's TRT World, Attiyah disclosed that the Qatari soldiers neither crossed the Saudi border nor reached the Yemeni soil. Qatar was only confined to the Saudi-Yemeni border.

Contradictory statements by the Qatari officials were not surprising, according to Sky News Arabia report on Wednesday, but the important thing is to listen to such statements from a head of a sovereign portfolio.

Attiyah’s remarks reflect a clear and implicit admission that it was from the very beginning against the legitimacy alliance in Yemen.

Secret ties between Qatar and Houthis militias were uncovered following remarks made by Mohamed al-Houthi, chairperson of so-called the revolutionary committee, which welcomed Attiyah’s statements.

Al-Houthi called on Qatar for more similar brave stances, according to Sky News Arabia report.

Qatar provided Al-Qaeda with information that enabled its associates to carry out suicide attacks against Emirati forces taking part in the Arab coalition in Yemen, Emirati ambassador to Russia Omar Ghobash said on Thursday.

In his televised interview with the BBC, Ghobash revealed that the UAE obtained audio and visual documents proving Doha’s logistic assistance to Al-Qaeda. “Four suicide-bombers targeted Emirati forces in Yemen, after Qatar had informed Al-Qaeda about the Emirati forces’ location and plans,” Ghobash added.

Ghobash called on the international community to support the Arab nations that seek drying up all resources of terrorism. He manifested that some “Qataris have sent directives to elements in Yemen, Libya and Syria to carry out certain operations in these countries.”

Sheikh Eid Bin Mohammad Al Thani Charitable Foundation (Eid Charity) was founded in 1995. It is an independent nonprofit organization specialized in humanitarian aid and development assistance.

The high-profile terrorist Abdul Rahman al-Nuaimi is one of the main founders of the organization. It board of directors includes Abdul Wahab al-Hamegani, a Yemeni terrorist wanted in America on charges of financing al-Qaeda.

The organization is associated with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, headed by Sheikh Yousuf al-Qaradawi. About 90% of the organization's donations go to terrorists in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Mali.

The organization provided medical treatment for the wounded militants from al-Qaeda and Islamic State in Doha.

Another organization, Qatar Charity, conducted undercover funding operations in countries like Yemen and Syria. It is accused of giving out financial aids to groups linked to Al Qaeda terrorist group such as Al Nusra front in Syria, and other terrorist militias in Yemen.

The organization is believed to adopt charity as a Camouflage to finance terrorism in the region. Qatar charity funded terrorism during 2016 by $500 billion.

Yemen’s Minister of Information Naguib Ghallab said Doha was responsible for assassinations of Yemeni statesmen through supporting the militants who committed these assassinations.

Qatar has backed the Houthis militias financially and logistically so that the Houthis could escape the Arab alliance forces, Ghallab stressed.

According to the Sky News report, Yemeni officials revealed that Doha had taken part in foiling many of the Arab alliance’s plans to empower the legitimacy in Yemen during its participation period.

In statements to Saudi Okaz newspaper, Yemen’s State Minister Salah al-Sayadi asserted Qatar had contributed to postponing the military decision in favor of political agendas. Accordingly, the Houthis may be part of the political solution in Yemen, Sayadi added.

On June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on charges of supporting and funding terrorist groups in the region such as the Houthis militias in Yemen. Moreover, the Arab alliance led by Saudi Arabia decided to get Qatar away from its forces.



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