Bahrain, Saudi cut ties with Qatar in a move to protect themselves from ‘terrorism’

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE have severed ties with Qatar, citing 'terrorism'.

By: Reuters | Dubai | Updated: June 5, 2017 8:44 am
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Bahrain said on Monday it cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing its fellow Gulf Arab state of backing terrorism and interfering in Bahrain’s internal affairs.

A brief statement on the official Bahrain news agency said Bahrain, a close ally of Saudi Arabia, was also cutting air and sea contact with Qatar and was giving its citizens in Qatar 14 days to leave.

Saudi Arabia also broke diplomatic relations and all land sea and air contacts with fellow Gulf Arab state Qatar on Monday, saying the move was necessary to protect the kingdom from what it described as terrorism and extremism.

The official state news agency, citing an official source, said Saudi Arabia had decided to sever diplomatic and consular relations with Qatar “proceeding from the exercise of its sovereign right guaranteed by international law and the protection of national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism”.

Saudi Arabia cut all land air and sea contacts with Qatar “and urges all brotherly countries and companies to do the same.”

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have also reportedly severed ties with Qatar. Egypt has accused the country of supporting terrorist groups, while UAE has said it is “destabilising security of the region.”


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  1. I
    Jun 5, 2017 at 9:36 pm
    Namaz Namaz Namaz Bomb Blast.Namaz Namaz Namaz Bomb Blast.Namaz Namaz Namaz Bomb Blast.Namaz Namaz Namaz Bomb Blast. This is how Muslims work for kuran And Islam
    1. R
      Jun 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm
      Saudi Arabia also should stop financing terrorist groups
      1. H
        Jun 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm
        We are waiting for a muslim-world war , where all these muslim countries fight each other and finish each other . At last the world will be saved , no more bombings, no more terrorism .
        1. A
          Jun 5, 2017 at 10:07 am
          This has little to do with curbing terrorism and everything to do with Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood, which is a challenger to the current regimes in Saudi and Egypt and is banned in these countries. MB won elections in Egypt before it was overthrown in a coup. Wish the article had made it clear. Meanwhile, Saudi continues to fund madarasas preaching terror.
          1. C
            Jun 5, 2017 at 10:36 am
            Do you have any proof that Saudi fund madarasas to preach terror. ??Than you must submit those do ents to the Govt.
            1. N
              Jun 5, 2017 at 3:07 pm
              True. Saudi citizens still support and fund ISIS and fund terror preaching wahabism.
            2. R
              Jun 5, 2017 at 9:55 am
              Pata nshi tel(OIL)- age aur kya kya karvaega...
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