Lavrov said on Russian non-interference in the relations of Arab countries with Qatar

Sergei Lavrov

The decision of some Arab countries to break off diplomatic relations with Qatar is their business. This was stated by foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, reports RIA Novosti.

“This is the bilateral relations of these States. We in these decisions do not interfere, although we suspect that behind every event in the world we were, but I assure you it is not so,” Lavrov said.

5 June Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist organisations, including the banned in Russia “Islamic state” (IG) and “al-Qaeda”, as well as committing acts to destabilize the political situation in these Arab States. To their solution later joined by Yemen, Libya and the Maldives.

Qatar considers unjustified the decision of Arab States to sever diplomatic relations with it. This was reported in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Emirate. The Ministry said that allegations that Doha is an accomplice of terrorism is unfounded. The foreign Ministry assured that the decision of Arab countries to break off relations with Qatar “will not affect the lives of ordinary people and residents of the Emirate”.