QATAR REJECTS INTERFERENCE WITH ITS FOREIGN POLICIES

Qatar’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, said that Qatar rejects any interference with its foreign policies.

“The dispute between Qatar and some Arab countries threatens the stability of the whole region,” the Foreign Minister told reporters, explaining that diplomacy remains Doha’s preferred choice.

He stressed that Qatar is not ready to surrender and will not compromise on the independence of its foreign policy, adding that, Qatar has never seen such hostility, not even from a hostile state.

On what was said to be the demands of the states, which severed their relations with Qatar, Al-Thani said, “There are no clear demands yet, and we are waiting,” adding that, he does not expect any military escalation in the current crisis.

He also affirmed that the deployment of the Qatari army in the country did not see any change and that no troops were re-deployed.

The Foreign Minister stressed that the Turkish forces coming to Qatar are for the benefit of the security of the whole region, adding that Qatar does not expect any change in the mandate of the US base in the country.

He stressed that Qatar respects Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) agreements, signed with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He pointed that Iran had expressed its willingness to supply the country with foodstuffs and would allocate three of its ports for this purpose.

Six Arab countries – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Yemen and Libya – had cut diplomatic ties with Qatar for allegedly supporting terrorism.

Qatar rejected the allegations as baseless and unjustified.–

Source: NAM News Network