The king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (left) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
The coalition led by Saudi Arabia, formed to fight the rebels in Yemen, accused Qatar of supporting terrorist organizations “al-Qaeda”” and “Islamic state”, reports Al Arabiya.
On the basis of this accusation the coalition has suspended the participation of Qatar in operations in Yemen.
Informed about the severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar have declared Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE. With Doha suspended air and sea links.
Arab countries accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilization in the region. Egypt, in particular, said that Doha supports “the Muslim brotherhood”.
“Al-Qaeda” and “Islamic state” in Russia included in the list of terrorist organizations, for participation in activities which provide for criminal liability.
The conflict between Qatar and its neighbours occurred a week after the summit, the Gulf countries and the United States in Riyadh. The Qatari news Agency placed on behalf of the Emir’s speech in support of building relations with Iran. At the summit in Riyadh Saudi Arabia on behalf of all the guests of the meeting condemned Iran for its hostile policy and threatened an adequate response. The representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Qatar, said later that the Agency website was hacked, and a speech on behalf of the Emir were published by the hackers and has nothing to do with the Qatari leader.
Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain considered the rebuttal unconvincing, and continue to insist that the words on the normalization of relations with Iran really belongs to the Emir. The UAE Minister of state for foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash called on Qatar to change its policy and not to repeat past mistakes, to restore relations with neighbors.