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Bahrain FM: We moved against Qatar over its support for terrorism

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Bahrain’s Foreign Minister told the United Nations General Assembly that his country took action against Qatar over the latter’s support and financing of terrorism.

“Unfortunately, terrorism has become a tool of nations who use it to destabilize the world. We call for deterrence of states and organizations who support terrorism,” Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa told world leaders at the UN in New York on Saturday.

Al-Khalifa said that Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt had every sovereign right to take the decision to sever ties with Qatar after patiently waiting for their actions to change, pointing out that Doha supported terrorist acts in the Kingdom of Bahrain to overthrow the regime.

The Bahraini foreign minister also talked about how the Iranian people are suffering from misery by using their government’s use of their resources to support terrorism, accusing Tehran of supporting terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, adding that normal relations with Iran depend on the latter halting all its support for terrorism in the region.