Qatari confusion as foreign minister makes contradictory statements

After stressing that Qatar will not negotiate its foreign policy, untill ending the boycott, he reiterated that his country is ready for discussion to address the concerns of the Gulf States. (AFP)

Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani contradicted his own words, which reflected a confusion for the state, which is experiencing a crisis after three Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain) in addition to Egypt severed ties with it.

After stressing that Qatar will not negotiate its foreign policy, until ending the boycott, he reiterated that his country is ready for discussion to address the concerns of the Gulf States.

He alleged that the actions of the Gulf countries are aimed at getting rid of its state, although the Gulf countries repeatedly emphasized and with evidences the efforts that Qatari leaders made to destabilize these countries, especially the famous recording between the former emir of Qatar and his foreign minister and Muammar Qaddafi conspiring against Saudi Arabia, as well as other leaks about Bahrain.

The most striking contradiction was clear when he talked about the so-called “siege” which the Gulf States emphasize as severing ties rather than a siege. On the other hand, Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani said that his country will depend on Oman, Kuwait and Turkey in their trade movements, and added that Iran provides Doha with airlift… then what “siege” is he speaking about.

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed said on his twitter account, “I heard the word siege ... I also heard that airlines are open over Iran and through the airports of Kuwait, Muscat and Turkey, all in one sentence!”

While the Qatari foreign minister reiterates that Kuwait has the leadership in mediation, he confirms that he will visit Washington next week to discuss the economic impact of the crisis. He was earlier in Paris and London for the same declared reason, while politicians considered that the Qatari Foreign Ministry should have directed their diplomatic and political efforts behind the Kuwaiti efforts if they are really seeking to resolve the crisis.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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