FILE - UAE’s Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan
CAIRO – 1 December 2017: United Arab Emirates’ Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan renewed his country’s rejection of any foreign interference undermining the security and stability of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia or any other neighboring state, according to Wam news agency.
On the occasion of the UAE's 46th National Day, he stated; “We in the United Arab Emirates are at the forefront of the efforts aimed at restoring security and stability in sisterly Yemen, at returning Egypt to its natural leading role in the Arab World, and at restoring security and stability to Syria, Libya, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, Afghanistan and others.”
He stated that there is no exit from this “dark tunnel of terrorism without a collective consensus that prevents any party whatsoever from disrupting regional and international efforts to realize stability.” The Arab countries should adopt joint measures to hold the sponsors, financiers and supporters of terrorism to account, Al-Nahyan added.
Qatar has been hit by its biggest diplomatic crisis in years after multiple Arab nations, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, cut ties with Qatar; accusing it of destabilizing the region with its support of Islamist groups.
The Arab Quartet halted all land, air and sea traffic with Qatar, and withdrew their diplomats and ambassadors from the Qatari peninsula. They issued a list of 13 demands to Doha – then shortened them to six principles - including the closure of Al-Jazeera television, curbing relations with Iran and shutting down a Turkish military base.