Foreign Minister: Qatar's request to internationalize the holy places is an aggression and declaring a war

Sunday 1438/11/7 - 2017/07/30
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Manama, Dhu-AlQa'dah 7, 1438, July 30, 2017, SPA -- Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir deemed today Qatar's request to internationalize the holy places as an aggression and declaring a war against Saudi Arabia.
"We have the right to respond to any party working in the field of internationalization of the holy places," he said.
This came during a joint press conference of the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt after their meeting here today, he said: The history of the Kingdom is clear in facilitating the arrival of pilgrims.
The foreign minister considered Qatar's decision to prevent Qatari citizens from pilgrimage, reflecting their disrespect for the Qatari pilgrims, expressing the Kingdom's welcome to them.
--SPA
21:14 LOCAL TIME 18:14 GMT