washington - US President Donald Trump accused Qatar of financing terrorism at a very high level on Friday. 'That would have been going on for a long time now and must stop.
Trump said as a follow-up to a recent meeting in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia with leaders in the region and decided that it was time to deal with Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain broke relations this week. They accuse the Doha government of being abandoned for longer in Iran and causing instability in the region.
'We had to make a decision; If we choose the easy way or take a final action, we need a hard but necessary action. We must stop the financing of terrorism. I decided that it was time to tell Qatar to put an end to this, 'said Trump.
The president's harsh line breaks against the course of his Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson, who is facing all the months of the crisis. The governor said the transport and trading blockade began to hit ordinary people in Qatar, hindering business traffic and eventually driving the US battle against the Islamic state group. In Qatar is a major US military base.
Qatar, where also the al-Jazeera satellite channel, which, with its announcement, often raises the rage of Arab rulers, denies the support of extremists. It just says to reduce the terror threat by supporting groups fighting poverty and pursuing political reforms. The Qatar Minister of Foreign Affairs accused the Arab neighbors and others of 'clear violations of international law and international humanitarian law. '