Egypt says it is ‘shameful’ that Qatar not held accountable at United Nations

Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrives for a luncheon on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2016. (AFP)

Egypt accused Qatar on Thursday of adopting a “pro-terrorist” policy that violated United Nations Security Council resolutions and described it as “shameful” that the 15-member body had not held Qatar accountable.

“It’s crucial for the Security Council to make these countries that don’t respect these resolutions accountable,” Egyptian Deputy UN Ambassador Ihab Awad Moustafa told the council. “For example, the adoption by the Qatar regime of a pro-terrorist policy.”

Moustafa told the council that Qatar “believes that the economic interests and the different political orientations will protect them from any accountability vis-a-vis the Security Council because it has violated the resolutions of the council.”

“That shameful situation cannot continue,” he said. “This council’s resolutions must be effective, they must stop any violation.”

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