ABNA– Qatari Foreign Minister hit back at Saudi and Emirati news papers on Tuesday, as the rift between Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf, widens.
The quote says: “There is a remedy for every wound. Save for the lack of ethics which has no remedy.”
Earlier this week, Qatar’s state-run news agency released comments attributed to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on sensitive issues.
The Qatari emir was quoted as describing Iran as an “Islamic power” and “big power in the stabilization of the region.”
A post also appeared on the agency’s Twitter page, quoting the Qatari foreign minister as saying that his country was withdrawing its ambassadors from Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE amid tensions.
The Qatari government soon said that the state agency had been hacked and that the remarks attributed to the emir and the foreign minister had never been made.
The official denial, which was offered several more times, nevertheless failed to stop the rift between the Arab countries from widening. Saudi media viciously attacked Qatar, accusing it of having “betrayed” the other Arab countries particularly at a time when they had attempted to stage a show of “unity” against Iran in a much-publicized and extravagant series of events in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates also blocked Qatari websites and broadcasters.
Al Thani later said the country was being targeted in a “hostile media campaign, which we will confront.” He was referring to the media blackout.