Egyptian billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris - File photo
CAIRO – 31 July 2017: “The U.S. State Department’s stance toward the Qatar case is the reason behind Qatar’s strong adoption of its terrorist views and its continuous deliberate backing of terrorism in order to destabilize stability in the region,” Egyptian billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris said on Thursday.
Publishing a post on his official Twitter account, Sawiris commented on the U.S. stance on Saudi Arabia and its allies’ hostility towards Qatar, adding that history has proved that no one should trust U.S. policies.
Earlier, the U.S. State Department had issued a stinging rebuke to Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies, saying they had failed to come up with a justification for the embargo they imposed on Qatar earlier this month.
The public and blunt criticism of Riyadh and the United Arab Emirates marked a sharp turn from Donald Trump’s wholehearted backing of the embargo and his accusations against Qatar of terrorist funding, according to The Guardian.