UAE minister: Qatar’s ‘terrorist wedding’ undermined dozens of Doha’s PR efforts
UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has hit out over Qatar’s Prime Minister recent attendance of a terror suspect son’s wedding saying Doha undermined the efforts of dozens of law and PR firms it hired to polish its image.
“The attendance of the Qatari prime minister during the marriage of the son of the terrorist al-Qaeda financier Abdulrahman al-Nuaimi, and in his presence, has undermined the efforts of dozens of law firms and public relations companies in Washington, and stressed that the Qatar crisis is based on Doha’s support of extremism and terrorism,” Gargash tweeted on Monday.
“Doha cannot get out of its crisis through public relations companies and waste its money on polishing its image in international conferences. It must change its policy of supporting extremism, terrorism and destabilizing the countries of the region,” Gargash added.
“How can a country that seeks to convince Western capitals that it has renounced its past practices in support of extremism and terrorism allow official attendance and public celebration of a person who is designated on their own terror list? Many questions cast doubt on the credibility of the Qatari rhetoric directed at Washington and Western capitals,” he asked in another tweet.