Saudi Arabia and its allies declare Yemen and Libya as terrorist states
On Tuesday 25th July 2017, KSA and its diplomatic allies announced that they have blacklisted certain charity groups and individuals with ties to Yemen, Qatar and Libya over suspected ties to religious extremism.
Saudi Arab, Egypt lead Arab States by cutting their diplomatic ties with Qatar, Yemen and Libya. Kuwait had not joined the states boycotting Qatar and was leading mediation efforts to resolve the crisis.
Kuwait official media stated as, “It was the worst to hit the Gulf since the establishment of the Gulf Cooperation Council in 1981.”
It is noted that the cooperation went dramatic surge a fume conflict over Qatar’s support to Muslim Brotherhood.
According to a statement carried by the SPA state news agency, “Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt released a joint statement naming nine charity organizations and nine individuals “directly or indirectly linked to Qatari authorities” as “terrorist”,
“Last month, the four Arab states suspended ties with Qatar over allegations that the Gulf state bankrolled Islamist extremism — an accusation Doha has consistently denied.”
Saudi State News Agency said, “Qatar embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed.”
Earlier this month Saudi and its allies put 13 demands in front of Qatar to improve diplomatic relationship which was strongly refused by Qatar. Among those demands were, banning of Al-Jazeera was most eminent demand.
Despite that the four states recalled their ambassadors from Doha, banned Qatar from using their airspace and ordered all Qataris to repatriate and Egypt cancelled the visa of arrival for Qataris.
According to recent information, a statement was made by official resources on Tuesday, stating that “Three organisations in Yemen and six based in Libya were accused of ties to Al Qaeda and a Syrian affiliate of the group.
“Three Qatari nationals, three Yemenis, two Libyans and a Kuwaiti citizen were involved in “fundraising campaigns to support Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist militias in Syria”.”
Saudi Arabia and the UAE lead an Arab military coalition allied with the Yemeni government in a violent war against Yemen’s Iran-backed Hathi rebels.
Reuters reported that Iran blamed President Donald Trump for setting a stage during his trip to KSA and in his speech, he called Iran as an “extremist state”.
A senior analyst said, “United States is unaware of these two words “extremism and terrorism.”