Qatar expresses serious concerns about the security of its pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani said his country had "serious concerns about the security of Qataris in Saudi Arabia," adding that more than 100 Qataris crossed the border, which has been reopened, to the kingdom since Thursday. .
The Qatari foreign minister said Saudi authorities had not yet responded to queries from the Qatari Ministry of Islamic Affairs about the security of Qatari citizens during the pilgrimage.
"These people who cross the border now are under the authority of the Saudi authorities to secure them and ensure their safety," Abdul Rahman al-Thani said during a press conference during his visit to Norway.
"The level of tension between the two countries and the language and tone of the Saudi media, which spread hatred against the Qatari people, are a source of great concern to us," he said.
The minister stressed that Qatar's position was clear and positive from the beginning. "We have not reached the same level of escalation as the embargo countries. We have supported and dealt with the Emir of Kuwait and his efforts in mediation, in addition to what the US government is doing in this regard."
He pointed out that "Doha with the discussion of any concern of the countries of the blockade, and must be based on a clear principles of respect for the sovereignty of each party and non-interference in the affairs of others." Sf