Pentagon chief: Qatar is moving in the right direction

Pentagon chief: Qatar is moving in the right direction

WASHINGTON, June 13. /Offset. TASS Anton Cranks/. The situation in Qatar is very complex, but the authorities are moving in the right direction. This was stated on Monday the head of the Pentagon James Mattis before the Committee on Armed services of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress.

“This is a very difficult situation, but Qatar is moving in the right direction, but it should be noted, not very neatly,” — said the Minister of defence.

He stressed that the United States will cooperate and seek understanding with the authorities of middle Eastern countries, however, will continue to pay attention to possible cases of financing their terrorism.

June 5, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya’s interim government, the Republic of Maldives and Republic of Mauritius announced the severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar, citing the Emirate’s support of terrorism and extremist ideology, and its hostile policies and intervention in the Affairs of Arab States. Later they were joined by Mauritania and Comoros, Jordan and Djibouti downgraded its diplomatic representation. In Doha, consider these actions unjustified, and charges in the address groundless.