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CAIRO – 3 December 2017: By supporting Hamas and Hezbollah, Qatar appears to be following a similar ideology to Iran, according to a report issued on Friday by the right wing think tank Gatestone Institute (GI).
“Qatar also pretends to the U.S. that it is supportive of its values, but in fact [it] has close ties with all the enemies of the U.S.,” the reported stated. Qatar's Permanent Envoy to the Arab League, has called Iran an “honorable state,” a country which the U.S. officially designated a terrorist state in 1984.
While Qatar makes itself out to be tolerant and supportive of democratic Americans and Westerners, anyone who watches Al-Jazeera in Arabic will find nothing other than pure hatred of Western values and enormous support for armed militias, like Hezbollah, and terrorist groups, like Hamas.
The report also revealed that Qatar is double-faced which becomes evident when comparing between Al-Jazeera Arabic channel and its English Channel; both of which represent completely different views on policies.
Qatar has been hit by its biggest diplomatic crisis in years after multiple Arab nations, including Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, cut ties with the country, accusing it of destabilizing the region with its support of Islamist groups.
The Arab Quartet halted all land, air and sea traffic to and from Qatar and withdrew their diplomats and ambassadors from the country. Issuing a list of 13 demands to Doha – later shortened to six – including closing Al-Jazeera television, curbing relations with Iran and shutting down a Turkish military base.