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CAIRO – 18 June 2017: The Bahraini Parliament condemned Saturday “Qatari interference” in the Kingdom’s internal policies, according to an official statement.
The Parliament slammed Doha’s involvement in terrorist attacks that took place in 2011 in Bahrain, which was revealed in a leaked phone call of a Qatari official and head of an extremist group.
Bahraini parliamentarians said that Qatar schemed against the Kingdom and tried to take advantage of the situation during the Arab Spring revolts by turning it into a failed coup in 2011. Qatar’s aim was to declare the Islamic Republic affiliated with Iran and disregarded the neighboring countries’ rights mentioned in the GCC Charter.
The Parliament denounced Qatar’s attempts to create chaos in Bahrain and expressed gratitude for the efforts and support of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and United Arabs Emirates.
The Parliament elaborated that 2011 events were based on Qatari-Iranian plan to get rid of Bahrain.
Those who have been a part of the leaked phone call or whose name has been mentioned as well as all those who have threatened Bahrain’s national security will be penalized.
Meanwhile, the connection Qatar has with terrorists and extremist groups as well as the relationship and trust Qatar has built with Iran; presents a threat to the security of the region.
The Parliament has expressed its astonishment from Qatar’s actions because it has been described as the “sister” country to Bahrain because they share common factors under the GCC.
Bahrain has reassured its stance against terrorism both inside and outside the country and face its supporters that do via funds, weapons or training.