Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 PM) – The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, said in a speech to the country’s consultative Shoura Council, that he believes the Saudi-led bloc that is currently keeping Qatar under a diplomatic embargo is not interested in finding a peaceful solution to the crisis.

“We express our readiness for a compromise within the framework of a dialogue based on mutual respect for sovereignty and common obligations,” the Emir said on Tuesday. He continued however by stating that “We recognize the indicators that come from the blockade states show they do not want to reach a solution.”

In June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt all imposed a full-scale embargo on Qatar, accusing the Doha government of supporting terrorism and demanding it to comply to a series of demands.
These demands included the termination of Qatar’s good diplomatic and economic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as the shutdown of the Al Jazeera news channel. Emir Al Thani however, has always vehemently denied the allegations of supporting terrorism, and has refused to bown down before the Saudi bloc’s demands.

“Foreign countries repeatedly asked the blockaders about the reason behind their claims, but they could not give them anything,” the Qatari monarch said, adding that “We are not afraid of the siege. We do not need the countries laying it.”

Accordin to Emir Al Thani, one of the reasons for the quartet’s embargo of Qatar is that they seek to prevent the emirate from holding the 2022 FIFA World Cup

“The blockading countries have sought to deprive Qatar of [the right to] host the World Cup by exercising pressure and circulating lies,”

Earlier this month, the investigative news site The Intercept found documents in e-mails sent by the UAE’s ambassador to the US, that indicated a plan to wage “economic war” on Qatar, with the eventual goal of collapsing the country’s economy and thus rendering the World Cup plans financially impossible.

At the same moment that Emir Al Thani made these announcements in Doha, nearby Kuwait received Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan promised before his departure that he would bring up the issue of Qatar during the meeting regarding regional developments that he would join in Kuwait.

Both Turkey and Kuwait have played a mediating role between the conflicting sides, with Kuwait refusing to join in the Saudi-led embargo on Qatar. Turkey has actively sided with Qatar during the crisis, sending food supplies and offering Qatar access to their airspace after the sanctioning countries blocked Qatari flights from their skies.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  US designates Hezbollah, MS-13 as transnational criminal organizations
Historian specialized in Arab history, Islamic studies and geopolitical analysis. Based in Belgium.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Daeshbags Sux
Guest
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

Tamim would better organise a gigantic X-movie festival with a PornCon etc etc.
Opening brothels would be positive too : there are 90% of males in Qatar!
It’ll shake the ME much more than the FIFA world cup…