Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Amr Abul Atta responded to Qatar’s statement in which it accused Cairo of misusing its chairmanship of the Counter-Terrorism Committee for political purposes and settling old feuds.
Egypt responded with an official document to the Security Council explaining that it sought through its leadership of the Counter-Terrorism Committee to expose Doha's financial and ideological support of terrorist groups throughout the world.
The Egyptian response stated that the Qatari practices was aimed at destabilizing not only the four countries - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Bahrain - but the entire region, adding that the Qatari complaint is utterly false.
The Egyptian mission accused Qatar of adopting a policy focused on supporting terrorism and interfering in the internal affairs of regional and international states.
Egypt stressed that many countries suffered directly and indirectly from Doha’s policies.
The four countries, therefore, had to take collective countermeasures in accordance with the provisions of international law.