Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad – press photo
CAIRO – 8 January 2018: The conference entitled “Qatar: Patron of Anarchy and Crisis in the Middle East" was launched in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, on Monday to discuss possible ways of combating Qatar’s plans in the Middle East.
The conference will review how Qatar has been a primary factor in destabilizing several Arab countries, as well as the former’s intervention in the latter’s internal affairs and their attempts to topple legitimate systems and national institutions in several states.
FILE – “Qatar: Patron of Anarchy and Crisis in the Middle East" conference
Qatar is determined to spread terrorism and chaos across the world. It conspires to destroy Arab countries through its continuous support of terrorist groups in the region, and now it is turning the compass to European countries.
Therefore, the Arab world’s biggest powers – Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates– cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and Iran, which is known for supporting terrorist groups, as well as backing militant groups and broadcasting their ideology through its state-owned satellite channel, Al-Jazeera.
Qatar also funds terrorist organizations in the region through charitable societies, as well as supporting terrorist groups in Africa, with the aim of spreading chaos across the region, the Qatari opposition revealed.
On June 5, 2017, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. Saudi Arabia subsequently ordered Qatari citizens in the kingdom to leave within 14 days. On June 18, Saudi Arabia shut the Salwa crossing, following the deadline. In August, King Salman of Saudi Arabia decided to allow Qatari pilgrims to access the country through the Salwa crossing; the crossing was later shut again.
In 2014, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE withdrew their ambassadors in Qatar, after they failed to stop Qatar from interfering in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries’ internal affairs, according to a statement issued by the three countries.