Qatar Reiterates Support for International Efforts to Combat Terrorism

The State of Qatar has stressed its support for international efforts aimed at encountering terrorism and violent extremism. Qatar also reiterated its belief that the terrorism of extremist groups is not different from that practiced by regimes that use killing, destruction, displacement and starvation as a weapon against peoples, considering that it is a key part of international military coalition against ISIS group.

This came in Qatar’s statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN in Geneva Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri before an interactive dialogue with High Commissioner for Human Rights on his updated information within item 2 of the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council.

Qatar condemned strongly the violations and crimes committed by Syrian regime and his allies by using various types of weapons even internationally prohibited weapons and targeting civilian facilities, especially medical and educational one systematically and deliberately.

Qatar also condemned the chemical attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun, calling for immediate and effective action to protect the Syrian people and hold accountable all those responsible for the violations and crimes committed in Syria.

HE Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri said what was mentioned by the High Commissioner in his statement on the circumstances experienced by the Jews during a certain period of history can not be placed with the same degree of suffering and tragedy that the Palestinian people are currently experiencing because of Israel’s gross violations and horrific crimes committed by the occupying power, which ignore all relevant international conventions and resolutions.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs