Six Arab countries and the Maldives announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar
Yemen, Libya and the Maldives have announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar by joining the group of countries that 5 Jun severed its ties with Doha. Thus, cooperation has suspended six Arab countries — Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Maldives.
The government of Yemen followed by Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar and confirmed the information on the withdrawal of Qatar from the Arab coalition that is fighting the Houthis. It is reported by Al Arabia.
The TV channel said that Sana (capital of Yemen. — RBC) have accused Qatar in support of Yemen in the radical groups.
Also on the rupture of diplomatic relations with Doha and said the government of Libya, reports channel Sky News Arabia.
“The practice of Qatar to combat the militia of the Houthis and the support of extremist groups came out” — leads the channel the text of the statement the government of Yemen.
Also on the rupture of diplomatic relations with Doha and said Libya’s interim government, said in an interview with Sky News Arabia, the foreign Minister Mohammed al-deri. The Minister stressed that the provisional Libyan Cabinet, under the leadership of Abdullah Abdurrahman al-Thani, whose headquarters is located in the East of the country took such a step in solidarity with Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt.
“Qatar is the main source of arms supply to the Libyan branch of the organization “Muslim brotherhood” (banned in Russia. — RBC) and other Islamist armed groups since 2012 and is a threat to the national security of the Arab world,” he said in the channel.
Later, the group of countries that declared the termination of cooperation with Qatar, joined, and the Maldives, reported Al Arabiya.
Earlier on Monday, June 5, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE announced the severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism in Russia banned organization “Islamic state” destabilize the internal situation in the Arab States. All four countries noted that close transport links with Qatar. So, a few carriers have already announced the termination of flights to Doha, FlyDubai among them.
In addition, the Islamic military coalition headed by Riyadh, consisting of Egypt, Bahrain, UAE and several other countries, has stopped the participation of Qatar in the operation against ISIS.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Qatar, in turn, said that it regrets the decision of the middle Eastern countries to stop diplomatic relations with Doha. Arab country noted that will prevent all attempts from outside to influence its society and economy.
The Kremlin asked to comment on the interruption of diplomatic cooperation with Qatar, said that Moscow values relations with the countries of the Persian Gulf and is interested in a stable and peaceful atmosphere in the region.
“We can’t interfere in the internal Affairs of other States and, in this case, the Gulf States,” — said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.