Experts advise Arab quartet to internationally prosecute Qatar


Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - 11:40 GMT

Tamim and Bahrain demonstrations in 2011

Tamim and Bahrain demonstrations in 2011

CAIRO – 31 August 2017: After three months of the Arab rift with Qatar, the Gulf state is still going on in its way, supporting the terrorist groups, which prompted the Arab quartet, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to hint that they may escalate their measures against Qatar before international platforms.
Egyptian experts said that resorting to prosecute Qatar before international concerned platforms is possible, especially that Qatar’s deeds are clear to everyone.
Secretary of House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee, Tarek el-Kholy said that the Arab quartet has documents to prove that Qatar is involved in backing terrorism, which eases the Arab movement before the international platforms.
“Qatar’s stance resulted in the death of thousands of innocent people across the Arab nations by backing the terrorist groups, that found their haven in the Gulf state,” Kholy told Egypt Today, affirming that United Nations’ Security Council (UNSC) will be concerned to prosecute Qatar for its crimes throughout the past years.
Aran countries had severed ties with Qatar on June 5, among accusations to the Gulf state of supporting terrorism.

Member of Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, Ahmed al-Anany referred to the role of former Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa in destabilizing the Arab countries, through Al-jazeera TV channel, especially in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, besides providing the terrorist groups with a base to launch all their attacks; like Khaled Sheikh Mohamed, who executed the attack of 9/11.

“Qatari leaders should be held accountable; they should be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court (ICC),” Anany said, proposing establishing a joint human rights centre by the Arab quartet working on providing the ICC with documents that convict Qatar, especially after Bahrain revealed the conspiracy of Qatar against its stability and sovereignty.

Expert of Islamic Movements, Gamal al-Menshawy said that Arab countries need the U.S. to support them tobe able to put pressure on Qatar, instead of providing the terrorism-backing country with arms.



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