Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

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Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related to politics and security as there are no military reasons behind it.

“The dispute never had military reasons. Bringing foreign armies and their armored vehicles represents military escalation which Qatar bears the responsibility of,” he said via Twitter.

The minister also said that some regional powers’ interference in the crisis with Qatar is wrong, hinting at Turkey and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent statements.

“Some regional powers are wrong if they think interfering in the crisis will resolve it. It’s in these powers’ interest to respect the current regional system which can resolve any urging matter,” he added.

On Sunday, Ergodan said he backed Qatar's response to a list of demands issued by Arab states boycotting the Gulf state.

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