UAE says Qatar’s terror list confirms its support of terrorism

The eight entities included in Qatar's terror list were supported by the Doha government

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash is seen posing for a family picture at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at the Bayan palace in Kuwait City on December 5, 2017.
The Gulf Cooperation Council, which launches its annual summit today in Kuwait amid its deepest ever internal crisis, comprises six Arab monarchies who sit on a third of the world's oil. A political and economic union, the GCC comprises Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. Dominated by Riyadh, it is a major regional counterweight to rival Iran.
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The UAE minister of state for foreign affairs said on Thursday that Qatar’s newly-released terror list confirmed it supported extremism and terrorism.

"The Qatari interior ministry issued a terror list that included 19 people and eight entities, and the list included 10 people who were already included in three previous lists issued by the boycotting countries," Dr Anwar Gargash said on Twitter on Thursday.

"Qatar confirms the evidence against it and that its support for extremism and terrorism is the core of its crisis."

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut all ties with Qatar in June last year over its support of extremism and interference in other countries’ affairs. Doha denies this.

Qatar on Wednesday released a terror list, which included 12 Qataris, two Saudis, four Egyptians and two Jordanians. It also included six Qatari entities, one Yemeni and one Egyptian.


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Yemen’s Ihsan Charity Association, Egypt’s Wilayat Sinai and the six Qatari entities were all backed by the Qatari government, reported Al Arabiya.

The four Arab countries stand firm by their decision to boycott Qatar, saying they are willing to re-establish communications with Doha only if it adheres to regional and international agreements and the demands and principles they have issued.

Doha has so far refused to meet the quartet's 13 demands — including the closure of Qatar-owned Al Jazeera news channel, which the quartet says provides a platform for extremists and dissidents.