Graffiti in Doha streets demanding Tamim’s ousting



Sun, 02 Jul 2017 - 10:09 GMT


Sun, 02 Jul 2017 - 10:09 GMT

Gravity demanding the ousting of Tamim - press photo

Gravity demanding the ousting of Tamim - press photo

CAIRO – 2 July 2017: A photo of a graffiti drawing demanding the ousting of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani seen in the streets of Doha has gone viral on social media on Sunday.

The photo shows the word “leave” written more than once on a photo for the Qatari Emir on the streets.

Sunday July 2, represents the last day of the Arabian deadline to Doha’s government to give a responce for the demanding list issued by Egypt, Bahrain, the UAE and Saudi Arabia issued on June 23, which included closing Al Jazeera television, reducing ties with Iran and closing of a Turkish military base in Qatar.

During a conference in Rome, the Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the Arabian demands were made to be rejected.
"This list of demands is made to be rejected. It's not meant to be accepted or to be negotiated," Sheikh Mohammed said in Rome. "The state of Qatar instead of rejecting it as a principle, we are willing to engage in dialogue, providing the proper conditions for further dialogue."

Qatar’s relations with several Arab and Gulf States have been strained since May 24, when the Qatari state-run news agency reported Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani’s statements regarding Gulf foreign policy with Iran, describing it as “unwise.”

On Monday, June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen decided to cut all diplomatic ties with Qatar for its “continuous support for terrorism,” closing their airspace and seaports to Qatari transportation.

On Tuesday, June 6, Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad started a tour that included Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar in an attempt to mediate between the three countries.

No official details were published about the results of the meetings; however, according to Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa’s statements to Saudi newspaper Makkah on June 8, Kuwait’s attempts at reconciliation had “failed.”



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