UAE official: Qatar 'victimhood' act will not obscure its support for terror

Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs talks to the media during a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (AP)

UAE Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted on Friday that Qatar’s acting as a victim will not obscure its support for terrorism, reported Al Arabiya.

The solution for Qatar crisis is not in New York or Washington but in Riyadh, he added.

tweeted on Thursday that Qatar denying the “damages” caused by its policies toward Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries is “strange.”

Gargash said there were “conspiracies that were woven, tapes that were spread and bloodshed that was spilled that cannot be ignored.”

He further described a “black chapter” in conspiring, yet we “hear of alleged wrongdoings” against Qatar.

The minister also dubbed Qatar’s diplomatic messages as “confusing.”

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have all boycotted Qatar over its support to terrorism. On Wednesday, the foreign ministers of the four countries met in Cairo to discuss the next move against Qatar.

In their joint statement, they said that the next meeting will be held in Manama.

The four countries - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain – also thanked the Emir of Kuwait for his mediation efforts.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49