Saudi, Bahrain, UAE & Egypt Breaks Diplomatic Ties with Qatar Over the Country's Alleged Support of Terrorism


Gulf state countries Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have broken diplomatic relations with Qatar over what they say is country's alleged support of terrorism. The decision of the four Arab states could lead to the declaration of other Gulf States to severe ties with Qatar.


According to the official statement of Bahrain's Foreign Ministry, it was suspending diplomatic relations with Qatar "in order to preserve its national security." Bahrain have given Qatari diplomats 48 hours to leave the Kingdom as they also released a statement that prohibits entry within airspace and ports between the countries, it will be closed within 24 hours after the announcement.

The Kingdom of Bahrain noted that its decision to severe diplomatic ties with Qatar was based on what it said was Qatar's destabilizing actions.


Saudi Arabia on their part released a statement through the official Saudi News Agency, as they quoted an official source as saying it was cutting relations and closing land, sea and airports with Qatar to protect "its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism."

The agency said the Saudi government would also reach out to its allies "and start the immediate legal procedures for understanding with fraternal and friendly countries and international companies to implement the same procedure as soon as possible for all means of transport to and from the State of Qatar, for reasons related to Saudi national security."

Meanwhile, Egypt said that Qatar had taken an "anti-Egyptian course," and that Cairo had been unable to dissuade it from supporting terrorism.

The UAE's state news agency WAM reported that Emirates cut ties and gave diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, citing their "support, funding and embrace of terrorist, extremist and sectarian organisations."

Source/s: CNN Philippines, The Guardians


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