Qatar does not support terrorism: Qatari Foreign Minister says

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Won't allow anyone to use Qatar to support extremists: Qatari foreign minister

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani addresses allegations the country supported terrorism.

Accusing Qatar of supporting and funding terrorism, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates instituted a blockade of the country over three months ago. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo on Mornings with Maria, “Qatar has been [a] very active player in the global coalition countering terrorism, which is under the leadership of the United States.”

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According to Al-Thani, the countries have failed to prove the allegations, “More than 100 days, they have failed to provide with any single evidence that Qatar is supporting terrorism.”

According to Al-Thani, the allegations make no financial sense, that Qatar would invest in the fight against terrorism and yet fund terrorist organizations as well.

“How I’m investing in both side[s] of the equation when I am fighting terrorism and investing billions in this and from the other hand, I’m supporting them to nurture them.”

Al-Thani alleged the blockade was really not about terrorism at all.

“It’s about [the] difference between Qatar and foreign policy with them, which seems they want to infringe [on] the sovereignty of this country and to undermine our decision-making process and impose foreign policy on Qatar, which cannot happen for any sovereign state.”

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Al-Thani reiterated the country’s opposition to terrorism.

“So, regarding… Muslim Brotherhood and all the terrorists and any terrorist organization, Qatar is not supporting.”

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According to the foreign minister, Qatar’s economy is very good and has shown resilience during the blockade.

“The food and medicine supplies [have] been affected at the beginning, but Qatar have already find another alternative routes for that.”
 

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