Jubeir replies to Tamim's UN speech: Doha’s conviction 'evident'

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 12:29 GMT

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir (Reuters)

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir (Reuters)

CAIRO – 21 September 2017: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that the solution to the ongoing Qatari dispute with the neighboring Arab states can only emanate from the Gulf tenant, not the UN.

Jubeir added in his interview with Al-Arabiya English that Qatar has to suspend its support for terrorism, adding that the ball is completely in Doha’s court to end the crisis by halting interference in other nations’ internal affairs and to stop the hatred narratives it keeps disseminating.

Jubeir concluded by asserting that Qatar should adhere to international standards for fighting terrorism, confirming that there is plenty of evidence for Doha’s complicity in committing several contraventions.

On his speech before the United Nations General Assembly, Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad lambasted what he called an “imposed blockade” on his country, denying all the accusations leveraged against his country of it being involved in sponsoring terrorism.

The Arab quartet reiterated that their decision to cut-off relations, issued in June, was aiming at imposing sanctions on the Qatari regime itself, and that the four countries are keen to preserve the mutual people-to-people bonds.

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