Siege nations deliberately misled US on terrorism roots to take focus away from them

Siege nations deliberately misled US on terrorism roots to take focus away from them

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By QLNews

With the illegal siege of Qatar completing two months today, the situation is as dicey as ever before. While Qatar has been able to convince the world that it is the victim of an organised hate campaign, the propaganda war from the blockading countries have also been really strong.

Qatar’s ambassador to the US Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani said yesterday that the siege nations were carrying out a plan to mislead the US on the roots of terrorism, suggesting that they aim to divert attention from themselves, reported Gulf Times.

Sheikh Meshal said he wanted to put across the message to US president Donald Trump and the American people that Qatar was a staunch US ally and a reliable partner in their war against terror.   

The top Qatari official, when asked about the blockade affecting Qatar, said the biggest impact was humanitarian.

“We’ve about 13,000 complaints and these are family separations, where mothers were forced to leave their kids, people lost their jobs because of this... and, if you’re sympathising with Qatar, you get 15 years in jail. So, our primary focus is to make sure that we’ve a solution to that humanitarian aspect. And we’re hopeful some breakthrough will come on that,” he said.

He said it was very important to solve the crisis at the earliest because it was affecting the big GCC family.

“I think all parties involved understand the importance of resolving this fast. Don't forget, it’s very important because the whole Gulf Cooperation Council is one family. There’s intermarriage, there’re families and I don’t think this is going to be something really accepted by the people to go to war against your cousins and your brothers, so this has never been in our minds. At least that's our perspective in Qatar. I think I can say I’m sure it’s in the others too,” he was quoted as saying by Qatar Tribune.

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