Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10:58 am (73 views)
British newspaper: Saudi Arabia threatens the stability of the Middle East
Follow-up / Sky Press:
Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani accused Saudi Arabia of carrying out a campaign of intimidation that threatens Middle East stability, accusing Riyadh of taking over its neighbors and risking a diplomatic crisis.
"Saudi Arabia is a big country bullying a small country, we saw it in Qatar and now we are seeing it happening in Lebanon," Al-Thani said at a roundtable meeting in the British Independent newspaper. "Lebanon is a fragile state, pressure on its prime minister to resign and leave the country living a void that will backfire. "He said.
The Qatari minister added that despite the success of his country in opening air corridors emergency aviation, the aircraft are forced to fly over Yemen, and military operations there make them vulnerable, stressing that the embargo imposed on his country by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, led to the closure of the border that was With 90% of Qatar's supply.
On the list of the 13 demands made by the embargo states, Al-Thani said these demands are impossible to fulfill. "They put them in order not to be approved, they do not want a solution, they want our country to be subdued, this is part of the rush of leadership, they entered a conflict Without any strategy. "
He said that the Saudi-Bahraini blockade on Qatar led to the collapse of the GCC system temporarily, as the summit scheduled for next month is still unknown.
"We hope that there will be no confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the war in Yemen must end, Iraq needs stability, we need to reach a settlement," he said. Fair for the Syrian people, otherwise we will face a new generation of extremists, we have enough crises and hope that they will not create a new crisis. "
"There are 23 million children in the Middle East who are being recruited by terrorist and authoritarian groups because of lack of education and lack of opportunities. We need to address these issues by regimes that do not respect their people or the law. "He said.
"There is no connection between Qatar and terrorism. Terrorists see the West as enemies and see us as enemies. Other countries accuse any political opposition of being a terrorist. Some countries use terrorism as justification for harming Qatar," al-Thani said. The only one through which sympathy can be obtained. "
The Qatari minister stressed that despite the embargo imposed on his country by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Doha did not cut gas supplies from them, "We will not use the same approach used by these countries against our people."