Qatar calls allegations that it supports extremists "baseless"

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with the small Gulf Arab state on Monday, accusing it of supporting extremists and their arch-adversary Iran - charges Qatar calls baseless.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani speaks to reporters in Doha, Qatar, June 8, 2017.

Several countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, have severed relations with Qatar, accusing it of financing extremist groups. But Doha denies the accusations.

The Qatari foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani, said  no country has the right to intervene in Doha's foreign policy. 

He added that Qatar had not yet been presented with a list of demands by countries that cut off diplomatic and transport ties, but insisted the matter be solved peacefully.

TRT World's Iolo Ap Dafydd reports.

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