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“‘Message to Qatar has been clear,’ UAE analysts say”

“‘Message to Qatar has been clear,’ UAE analysts say”

June 7, 2017 11:46 am

The National Writes:

Although Qatar announced its regret of the countries’ decision to sever relations, the region’s future appears grim.

“Qatar is well-known to be supportive of terrorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and, going back a bit further, the Taliban,” said Dr Richard Burchill, director of research and engagement at the Abu Dhabi think-tank TRENDS Research & Advisory.

“The 2015 [US] State Department Report on Terrorism made clear that the Qatari government allows for financers and organisers of terrorist organisations to operate freely there. In this situation, the states in the region need to take action as a security measure, as reports keep coming out that Qatar is not taking sufficient or appropriate action to stem support for terrorists.”

 

To read the full article, follow this link: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/message-to-qatar-has-been-clear-uae-analysts-say

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