Official opening of OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission headquarters in Jeddah by Saudi Foreign Minister and OIC Secretary General on 15 May 2017 - press photo.jpg
CAIRO – 6 June 2017: Changes in the Arab Gulf must be watched closely, said Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, pointing to the cutting of diplomatic ties between several Gulf states and Qatar as an example.
Othaimeen called on Qatar to adhere to previous commitments and agreements that it signed under the umbrella of Gulf Cooperation Council, particularly those regarding stopping the support of terrorist groups, their activities and their media incitement against other countries in the region.
The organization stressed the importance of the commitment of all Member States, including Qatar, to the principles of the Charter of the Organization, which calls for adherence to the policy of good neighborliness and respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Member States and non-interference in their internal affairs.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya cut ties with Qatar Monday morning on the basis of information and evidence proving its support for terrorist groups and Iran’s plans in the region as well as working on dividing the Arab nations.