Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani in his first speech since Qatar crisis talking to the boycotting countries, saying that Doha is ready for dialogue and settlement of all issues. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain had cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last month, issuing a list of 13 demands accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism and extremism.
“subjected to an unprecedented campaign of incitement and siege”, Emir Sheikh Tamim said. “Fabricating false reports are vile and heinous crimes and there were attempts to impose a guardianship system on us,” he added.
Emir Sheikh Tamim admitted that there were differences between Qatar and the GCC on their foreign policies and that they “disagreed with others on the sources of terrorism”. He talked about the possibility of a solution to end the rift between Qatar and the boycotting countries “that should be based on respecting national sovereignty and not be dictated but jointly pledged”.
“I do not underestimate the pain and suffering caused by the blockade on us. It is high time to stop the imposition on people the price of political differences between governments,” he added.