Four countries cut ties with Qatar citing terrorism


Dubai : Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt say they have cut diplomatic relations and all land, sea, and air contacts with Gulf Arab country Qatar, citing terrorism and flagrant violation of international law.

On Monday, Bahrain’s Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement early saying it would pull back its discretionary mission from the Qatari capital of Doha inside 48 hours and that every Qatari ambassador ought to leave Bahrain inside a similar period.

The ministry’s announcement said that “Qatari subjects expected to leave Bahrain inside two weeks and that air and ocean movement between the two nations would be stopped. It wasn’t quickly certain how that would influence Qatar Airways, one of the area’s major whole deal bearers.”

Bahrain pointed the finger at Qatar’s “media impelling, bolster for equipped psychological militant exercises and subsidizing connected to Iranian gatherings to do harm and spreading disarray in Bahrain” for its choice. Qatar had no prompt remark.

The Saudis said the move was made for the insurance of national security. The official Saudi news organization said that the nation had chosen to disjoin ties with Qatar continuing from the activity of its sovereign right guaranteed by international law and the protection of national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism.