Home Page - Gulf in the Media
HomePoliticsEconomy                               Set Gulfinthemedia.com as home page
 Print  Send This Page
Save Listen to this Article
Qatar must address Gulf concerns, says Gargash   

Khaleej Times - 12 August, 2017

Dr Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has said the best route for Qatar to end the standoff in the region is to address the concerns of its neighbours about destabilising them as sovereign nations.

He was talking to a group of editors at the end of his two-day visit to India. Dr Gargash when asked about demands to close down Al Jazeera, said Al Jazeera's Arabic channel is a "pamphlet of the Muslim Brotherhood" and, therefore, a threat to peace.

Dr Gargash is the first high-level official to visit India from any of the four Arab countries which have taken a principled stand against terrorism funded and promoted by Qatar since their actions to restrain Doha began at the end of May.

The UAE minister assured Indian leaders and senior officials that recent developments in the region will have no adverse impact on Indian communities in the Gulf or on India's economic interests there. He also assured India that the four countries in question had no intention of escalating tensions in the region.

In an hour-long briefing on the extremist threat emanating from Qatar, Dr Gargash said it was not an instance of four states, some of them large, bullying a small state. "Qatar is a small, but wealthy, state using its financial means to support terrorism. This is not a matter of five Arab states in a feud."

Describing Qatar as a "financier of terror", Dr Gargash said the list of terrorists, who have found safe haven in Doha, include many who have been conclusively sanctioned by the United Nations or the United States of America.

"Today terrorism is a global issue. No city in India or the US or Europe or anywhere else is immune from the global threat of terror. We cannot tolerate the view that a little terrorism and a little extremism is acceptable," he explained as the rationale behind the standoff. "The grey areas surrounding terrorism and extremism have to be eliminated."

He said the Gulf Cooperation Council has proved valuable to all and the preference is for a reformed Qatar to be part of the GCC.
  Other Top News
Nuclear row: Iran ups the ante
Iran can resume high-level uranium enrichment within five days if the United States tears up the nuclear deal, the head of its Atomic Energy Organization said Tuesday...
Iraq must do more for Daesh abuse victims: UN
Iraq must do more to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by Daesh group militants receive care, protection and justice, the UN said on Tuesday...
Saudi Arabia and Yemen: Iran is part of Yemeni crisis
Saudi Arabia and Yemen have said Iran has no role to play in the region because it was the cause of the Yemeni crisis and not part of the solution...
Erdogan: Ankara won't allow Kurdish state in N. Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday Turkey would never allow the PKK/PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, to establish a state in northern Syria...
Saudi Arabia, US in search of 'real' Mideast peace
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received senior US officials including presidential adviser Jared Kushner in Jeddah on Tuesday and discussed efforts to bring about peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said...
Daesh days are numbered: Mattis
Expelled from their main stronghold in northern Iraq, Daesh militants are now trapped in a military vise that will squeeze them on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said...
UAE presents policies, initiatives to combat terror in Cairo meeting
The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Community Development, participated in the first meeting of senior officials from Arab countries that was held on Tuesday in Cairo, to monitor the implementation of a resolution from an Arab summit, held in Jordan last..
Wed Aug 23, 2017| 30-ذو القعدة-1438هـ
Syria expands anti-Daesh operations
Riyadh celebrates first Saudi Women's Day
UAE summons Iran's diplomat
Trump turns up the heat on Iran, but no clear game plan yet
Qatar tops world in BMI index for investment attractiveness
Qaeda kills Yemen police, targeted in US raid
Iran targets $8.6bn of refinery deals with Asia firms
UN chief: Syria dialogue must focus on transition for success
US President Trump strongly supports Iraq - envoy
DGCX traded 1.37m contracts valued at $33b in January
Iran rejects 'baseless' warning from US on missile test
GCC consumers spend $9.3 billion on beauty, personal care products
HM King hails parliament's role
Saudi sentenced 7 years in prison for entering Syria, joining Al-Nusra
AD CP, Emir of Qatar discuss ties

Araa Mobile App





NBK Report on oil markets
GCC Banking Sector Quarterly - 2Q16
    GCC Press Agencies
Day's main stories from the GCC Press Agencies
    GRC Analysis
World Environment Day: Time to Reconnect with Nature in GCC
The Benefits of NATO-GCC Strategic Ties
    GRC Commentary
The Trump Visit to Saudi Arabia: Time for a Course Correction
Environmental Education Must for GCC Countries
Climate COP 22 in Marrakech Important for the Region
    GRC Press Release
Gulf Research Center press releases to the media
    GRC Publications
Skillfull Survivals
The GCC and the Global Oil Market in 2016
GCC and Regional Issues
    GRC Newsletters/Bulletins

Enter your email to get the Newsletter
GRC Publication
Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Terms & Conditions | About Us |
Weather | Qibla Directions | Hijri Date Conversion Tool
Full Page :total time:0  |   05-- 05 Middle Page :0  --   | Right : 05 - 05-nonexist-en--sess-enreq-en-coming