Organization of Islamic Cooperation throws support over severing ties with Qatar
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has expressed its full support over several countries’ decision to sever ties with Qatar over Doha’s policies on extremism and terrorist financing.
The OIC pointed out that the action came in accordance with “legitimate, legal and logical requirements for practices that target the security and stability of States”.
The General Secretariat of the OIC said that it has been following closely the current developments in the Gulf region, namely the severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar by a number of OIC Member States following information and evidence of hostile acts emanating from Qatar.
The General Secretariat called upon the State of Qatar to honor its previous commitments and agreements signed within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), particularly with regard to ceasing support for terrorist groups and their activities and ending media incitement.
The General Secretariat also underscored the need for all member states, including Qatar, to “adhere to the principles of the OIC Charter, which calls for adhering to the policy of good neighborliness, respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Member States, and non-interference in their domestic affairs,” according to a statement on their official website.