Dubai: At heart of current crisis in Gulf is Qatar’s support for extremism and terrorism and change of course is the only solution for the sake of stability, Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said in a series of tweets.
At heart of current crisis in Gulf is Qatar’s support for extremism & terrorism. Change of course only solution for the sake of stability.— د. أنور قرقاش (@AnwarGargash) June 10, 2017
Duplicitous policies supporting Islamic militancy and extremism have been disastrous for region, resulting in radicalisation, chaos and violence, he added.
List of extremists and terrorists supported and financed by Qatar is a serious allegation that has to be addressed. Many of these are UN and US sanctioned entities, he tweeted.
Qatar has been riding the tiger of extremism and terrorism. Cost to region and world are too high. It’s time to change course, disavow extremism and terrorism and be constructive, the minister said.
Diplomacy only way forward. Process can only work following clear indication that Qatar will stop support & finance of extremism & terrorism— د. أنور قرقاش (@AnwarGargash) June 10, 2017
Sanctions imposed on Qatar is within sovereign right of 4 countries, he added. Intention was to send a wakeup call. Qatari support of extremism and terrorism must stop.
Diplomacy is only way forward and the process can only work following clear indication that Qatar will stop support and finance of extremism and terrorism, he said.