Bahrain’s interior minister: Qatar’s policies are a threat to the GCC

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Bahrain's Minister of Interior has stressed that Qatar's policies endanger the security of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

In an interview with the pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat newspaper published on Monday, Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa affirmed that the threats come from Doha's policy of giving safe haven to terrorist and extremist groups.


He added that Qatar is "still meddling" in Bahrain’s internal affairs and that this is done through exporting terrorist and extremist ideologies to the kingdom.

Sheikh Rashid also said that Doha has attempted to spy on Bahrain's military and security agencies.

With regards to Iran, the minister warned that the Iranian regime is currently focusing on transferring explosives technology to support terrorist acts.

Bahrain has been part of an Arab quartet of countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, that have cut off ties with Doha for two months, alleging that Qatar has supported extremist groups in the region. Qatar has denied the accusations.

This article is also published in Arabic.

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