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Anti-Terror Quartet issue statement on Qatar FM’s recent comments at the UN

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The four Anti-Terror Quartet countries of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have issued a joint statement in response to recent comments made by Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani at the UN Human Rights Council.

The four countries have said Al-Thani’s statement reflects Doha’s approach in misleading others and that while Qatar claims that it wants dialogue, they are more focused on improving its international image.

He said that the Qatari minister's speech did not reflect a sincere intention to deal positively with mediations, pointing out that he was the first foreign minister of Qatar to declare his country's commitment to stop supporting terrorism.

The joint statement also said that Qatar FM’s speech did not reflect a sincere intention on Doha’s side to deal positively with mediation efforts with its neighbors.