In a Joint Press Conference, Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Condemn Qatar's Support for Terrorism, Extremist Groups 3 Cairo

Thursday 1438/10/12 - 2017/07/06
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For his part, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that the current state of separation from Qatar will continue until it changes its course.
He made these remarks during a joint press conference held here today, indicating that despite the four countries' patience, Qatar had not shown any interest in its brothers or surroundings.
"Doha has no interest in its brethren, nor its surroundings. It is interested in extremism, instigation, subversion and terrorism,"he added.
He noted that the goal of all countries of the world is to provide better opportunities to their respective peoples to grow, prosper and lead a stable and secure life. He regretted the fact that for the past two decades, Doha took the path of destruction and chaos.
The four countries will remain separated from Qatar until it changes its course from destruction to construction, he confirmed.
"We will make every possible effort to confront terrorism in the region", he stated.
The region has suffered a lot of chaos and destruction and we have high hopes for a better future to our children. We are sovereign countries and will protect ourselves against terrorism and extremism in line with the international law", he remarked.
On the other hand, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the four countries reiterated the necessity to combat terrorism and to dry up its sources. He stressed that there will be a zero tolerance with the Qatari role in supporting extremism and terrorism.
For his part, the Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said the principles agreed by the four countries are the same that are embraced by the whole world.
Our role is to stand in the face of Daesh terrorism, as well as the terrorism that comes from Iran, he said.
On the Muslim Brotherhood, he said the group is involved in harming Egypt and shedding blood of its people and other peoples, he added.
Therefore, we consider them a terrorist organisation and every one belonging to them or showing sympathy with them, will be tried for that, he commented.
Asked about the possibility of discontinuing Qatar's membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council, Sheikh Khalid said: "This is for the GCC to discuss. Today's meeting is about coordinating stances following the negative Qatari reply.
We do not want to take hasty decisions, because such decisions are important and will impact the current situation."
-- SPA
01:06 LOCAL TIME 22:06 GMT