ISLAMABAD: Several Arabs and Islamic countries has cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over its support for extrimist groups which found safe heaven in Doha. Qatar has been backing terrorist groups in the province of Qatif, Saudi Arabia, financing and harboring extremists who seek to strike the stability and unity of the region, said the Saudi Charge’d Affair in Islamabad.
Talking to the media he said that Saudi Arabia has taken this action as a result of serious violations by the authorities in Doha over the past years to induce dissent and sectarianim in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Qatar’s support of the Muslim brotherhood and Daesh extremists is no more a secret.
The embargo confirms commitment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its sisterly countries to fight terrorism and block its sources, funding and supporting terrorist organizations as well as supporters and incubantors of terrorisim.
Qatari media is trying to undermine the Saudi-led coalition in its fight against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen. It launched a hostile political stance through its media platform Al-Jazeera, from where it airs the elements of hostility and extremism. It also aired views of leaders from terrorist organizations and their terrorist operations in the neighboring countries.
It has been misleading to describe the severing of diplomatic relations and the closure of borders and airspace as a siege. It is trying to link the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to supporting terrorism by propating reports to associate Saudi Arabia to the events of September 11.
Saudi Arabia wants Qatar to implement the promises it made few years back to shun support of extremist groups, hostile media and meddling in internal affairs of other countries.