Sovereign measures taken against Qatar due to its wrong policies

Katrina Barker
September 15, 2017

On the heels of the failure of regional and global mediation efforts to narrow differences between the two sides, the stage is set for the growth of tension between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, especially at a time when political disputes and propaganda campaigns in the Persian Gulf have peaked.

What has infuriated Riyadh most seems to be Qatar's snobbish tone at the negotiating table, and this "insult" by the Qataris made the Saudis suspend any talks with Doha until Qatari officials call for negotiations in a straightforward manner and in line with the requirements of such talks.

Chairman of the Qatar Engineers Association, Ahmad Al-Jolo, said in a statement quoted by Qatar's Al-Arab newspaper that if the blockade is lifted, it is assumed that no one will accept the products imported from the four countries that caused the crisis. He said that the four countries will continue to adhere to these demands until Qatar responds to them.

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is due in Turkey on his first foreign trip since a diplomatic crisis erupted between his small energy-rich nation and other Arab states.

"But unfortunately Qatar evaded and distorted the reality of the contents of the telephone conversation".

The Saudi regime is facing criticism over its policies in the region, including imposing war on Yemen, protecting Al-Khalifa regime in Bahrain and discretely supporting IS terrorists in Syria and Iraq. He said that Iran is conspiring against the Gulf countries and has its espionage network in Kuwait and Bahrain. "If the brethren in Qatar think they may have a benefit in their rapprochement with Iran, I'd like to say that they have this evaluation wrong in every way".

Qattan said that the great success of this year's Haj season is a befitting reply to those who attempted to politicize Haj whether it is Iran or Qatar.

Protests are banned in Saudi Arabia, as are political parties.

"Meanwhile, the foreign ministers" meeting witnessed exchange of words between Saudi and Qatari delegates. Tensions flared after Qatar's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi discussed the boycott in his opening speech despite the Gulf dispute not being on the agenda. Reacting to it, Qattan said that Qatar would regret its relations with Iran, recalling the Iranian conspiracy against the Gulf states.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly underlined the need for dialogue between the Arab countries to settle the dispute.

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