Gargash: The next steps will further isolate Qatar
:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said in a tweet on Wednesday that the official Qatari response deserved the neglect it received at the conference, stressing that the next steps would increase the isolation of Doha.
He added that: “the goal is greater than wrangling polemics over materials that changes Doha orientation in its incitement and support for extremism and terrorism.”
He continued saying: “The next steps will increase the isolation of Qatar, and its position will be with Iran and many rogue terrorist organizations,” wondering in the same context about the wisdom of such complacency with extremism and terrorism.
He further explained that “Preventing Qatar’s support for extremism and terrorism and stopping regional sabotage is the goal, and the international community is aware that Doha’s position and stance is morally unacceptable.”
In its response to the demands of the boycotting countries, Gargash explained that Qatar was counting on the influence of the mediators, but the Cairo conference reinstalled the authority of Qatar and downgraded it, either the rejection of extremism and terrorism or isolation.
Gargash considered that the Cairo meeting is the beginning of a difficult and necessary road, a path that saves Qatar from its illusions and sins represented in the Qatari policy in support of extremism and terrorism, which cannot continue.
The foreign ministers of Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain met to follow up the situation in the Qatari crisis.
The four-way meeting discussed the next steps that these countries will take in light of the Qatari responses and stance during the past few hours.
On Wednesday, Sameh Shukri, the Egyptian foreign minister, declared in a statement issued by the Counterterrorism countries that the “four-state position” depends on international principles and charters. “We cannot tolerate the destructive role of Qatar,” he said.
Shukri said that the Qatari response was negative and lacked any substance. The Cairo statement expressed regret for Doha’s procrastination in finding a solution.
The joint statement of the counterterrorism states said that the next meeting will be held in Manama.
The four countries – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain – thanked the Emir of Kuwait for his mediation efforts.