Doha: The State of Qatar expressed yesterday its rejection and condemnation of the statement issued by the siege countries led by Saudi Arabia, which included unsubstantiated allegations and accusations against Qatar.
Director of the Information Office at the Foreign Ministry H E Ambassador Ahmed bin Saeed Al Rumaihi told the Qatar News Agency (QNA) yesterday that the statement from the quartet which alleged that Qatar interferes in internal affairs of other countries and finances terrorism is baseless. He added that those allegations also contradicted Qatar’s policies which are based on respecting the sovereignty of other countries, in addition to its contradiction with the international recognition the State of Qatar received for its efforts in counter-terrorism.
The statement from the siege countries also said that remarks made by Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, following statements made by the Emir of Kuwait in Washington, reflected the State of Qatar’s rejection of dialogue for resolving the crisis. The Ambassador commented on that and said that the statement inaccurately interpreted the remarks of the Foreign Minister, which renewed the State of Qatar’s commitment to dialogue which it made clear since the beginning of the crisis.
He reflected on reports that Qatar accepts the 13 demands of the siege countries and said that the comment made by the Emir of Kuwait was taken out of context. He said that the full context showed clearly the rejection of demands that infringe on sovereignty.
The Ambassador stressed that the position of the State of Qatar was clear since the beginning of the crisis, which was reaffirmed in the remarks of the Foreign Minister yesterday. Qatar was willing to discuss any request by the siege countries in the context of a constructive dialogue based on respecting international law and the sovereignty of countries.
The Ambassador Ahmed bin Saeed Al Rumaihi expressed appreciation of the Emir, the government, and the people of Qatar for the mediation efforts of the Emir of Kuwait in order to resolve the crisis. He also expressed Qatar’s appreciation to all countries that supported Kuwaiti mediation.
Source : https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/09/09/2017/Qatar-rejects-siege-nations’-allegations