Qatar has hired the former US attorney General to protect against accusations of terrorism

John Ashcroft

The Qatari government has paid $ 2.5 million to a law firm owned by former US attorney General John Ashcroft, who headed the Supervisory authority during the presidency of George W. Bush. About it reports NBC News.

American lawyers must assess and document the efforts of the Qatari authorities in the fight against international terrorism.

According to the TV channel, Ashcroft will participate in this work.

5 June Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar. Representatives of the countries accused Doha of destabilizing the political situation in the Arab States, as well as in support of terrorist organizations, including Islamic state and “al-Qaeda” (both group banned in Russia). Later also joined the boycott Yemen, Libya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mauritania, Union of Comoros.