Qatari Government Thwarted Diplomatic Efforts, Good Offices to Resolve Stand-off -Saudi, Emirates, Bahraini, Egyptian Joint Statement Declares 2 Jeddah

Friday 1438/10/13 - 2017/07/07
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The four countries expressed their deep surprise over the unjustified refusal by the Qatari government to the legitimate list and logical demands aimed at fighting terrorism, preventing embracing and financing it, combating extremism in all its forms and manifestations for the sake of world peace, and safeguarding Arab and international security.
The list states that: "All such applications shall be approved within ten days from the date of their submission, otherwise they shall be null and void."
All political, economic and legal measures and procedures shall be taken in the form deemed appropriate and timely in a manner that preserves their rights, security and stability towards a hostile Qatari government policy.
The countries issuing the statement affirmed that these demands are aimed at fighting terrorism, preventing embrace and financing it and combating extremism in all its forms; in order to achieve world peace and to preserve Arab and international security.
The four countries also emphasized that the Qatari people are an integral part of the Gulf and Arab system.
The measures taken by the four countries are directed at the Qatari government to correct its course, which seeks to break up the GCC system and Arab and international security, destabilize the countries of the region and interfere in their affairs.
Sovereignty guaranteed by international law in accordance with the Statute of the States of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Charter of the League of Arab States, the Charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Charter of the United Nations and the norms of relations between States, all stipulate not to interfere in the internal affairs of the states of the region or to destabilize their security and stability, with the aim of spreading chaos and destruction, undermining their internal security, supporting and financing regional and international organizations as terrorist entities, in a flagrant violation of international law and the outcomes of the American-Islamic Summit held in Riyadh in the presence of 55 Islamic countries, the United States of America, represented by President Donald Trump, the presence and approval of all countries of the historic summit outcomes, including the Government of Qatar.
-- SPA
02:17 LOCAL TIME 23:17 GMT