.
.
.
.

UAE minister: Only solution for Qatar is to stop supporting terrorists

Published: Updated:

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has said that Qatar’s only solution to solving its current situation with Gulf and Muslim states is to change course from supporting terrorist and extremist groups.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Gargash said that while diplomacy is the only way forward, the “process can only work following clear indication that Qatar will stop support and finance of extremism and terrorism”.

“Duplicitous policies supporting Islamic militancy and extremism have been disastrous for region. Resulting in radicalization, chaos and violence,” he tweeted.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Friday designated as terrorists dozens of people and groups with links to Qatar, after severing diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday.

The four states accuse Qatar of supporting extremist Islamist militants and Iran.