Bahrain’s information minister: Qatar’s subversive media ‘part of the problem’
Bahrain’s Minister of Information Affairs Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi has slammed what he called the subversive role of the Qatari information policy.
In a statement to Bahrain TV, he said that the Qatari-owned Al Jazeera channel aired more than 900 reports and news, painting a negative image of Bahrain.
“The Qatari citizens who feel the brunt today due to the accusations targeting their country have to realize the daily accusations leveled against Bahrain over twenty years”, he said.
Al Rumaihi went on to say that Qatari media has become part of the problem, fanning the flames of the crisis, rather than part of the solution, adding that the crisis with Doha has been simmering long before the quartet decided to sever diplomatic relations with Doha.
“The history of the crisis with Qatar is rooted in the Doha-run media policies which paid no heed to kinship relations bonding the Arabian gulf countries.