Saudi FM Jubeir: Qatar dispute ‘should not occupy people’s attention’

Jubeir also called for Qatar to change its “in denial” attitude. (CNN)

In an interview with CNN this week, the Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said that the Qatar issue is actually “very small.”

“This is not a crisis, the Qatar issue is very small; we have huge issues to deal with – terrorism and extremism, Iran’s aggressive behavior, supporting Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, working on Libya. It shouldn’t occupy people’s attention.”

Jubeir noted that Saudi Arabia does not follow a policy of imposing regime change, but rather focuses on the policy of changing behaviors and not spreading hate speech and incitement through media.

Jubeir also called for Qatar to change its “in denial” attitude and said: “If we can change Doha’s behavior, we will strengthen the GCC in the face of Iran and counter terrorism.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51