Qatar suspected of interfering in internal affairs of Kuwait and other Gulf nations

A lot has been said on the Qatari connection with all Middle East countries. A tiny state with a huge revenues and small population could make it a house for a rich man who would like to control the world, if not buying it. Its man of sport, Mohammed bin hammam, was punished by FIFA for the crime of bribe, as he was buying votes to enable Qatar to win hosting the 2020 World Cup finals. They won the competition against countries as advanced as Japan. But this is another story. The main story is the role of Al-Jazeera TV channel in feeding the Arab people with mixed facts and lies. And, to finish, the role of its ruler, with its Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani, in planning and plotting the political scenes during revolutions. For all these reasons, the Qatari connection is very vivid in every move on the Middle East chessboard. Always suspected, often regretted, usually refused, and habitually criminalized.

But that matter was not discussed or mentioned in the Gulf States. As long as Qatar is firing oil away of the Arabia state tents, no Sultan, King, Emir or Sheikh could imagine that Qatar is interfering the Gulf matters. But it happened, and this was the reason for Mr. Ahmed Al-Jaralla, Editor-in-Chief, Arab Times newspaper, to talk about Hamad Bin Jassim And The Qatari Role:

“QATARI Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani vehemently denied rumors that Qatar is interfering in the internal affairs of Kuwait and other GCC countries in his recent interview with Al-Rai daily. He then assuaged fears of a possible Qatari intervention in the affairs of Kuwait. Although the rumors are far from reality, they have been spreading like wildfire. Apparently, those who fabricated these rumors have not asked themselves: What is the motive behind Qatar’s interference in the affairs of other nation, considering the impact of this move on the country itself since it is also a GCC member? Is it possible for a GCC nation to take such a risky step, knowing its destiny is connected with that of other member-nations?”

Ahmed Al-Jarallah admits that Qatar is an important member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, he also mentions that Qatar plays a substantial role in invigorating the GCC economy, while granting non-material and financial support to its neighbors. It has not and will never abandon this responsibility because the Qatari leadership is fully aware of the importance of its role in the GCC.

Ahmed Al-Jarallah continues: “Sometimes discussions on Qatar’s role in the GCC, the Arab world or around the globe might give others an impression that it is a powerful country which intervenes in the internal affairs of other nations, in addition to supporting liberation movements in different regions. Some people may have interpreted the crucial role it played in the Libyan revolution to help liberate the Libyans from the claws of Gaddafi’s dictatorial regime, which lasted for four decades, as a form of intervention. The same is true on its stand on the current situation in Syria, particularly its continuous support for the Syrians who have succumbed to a ‘programmed’ holocaust. It is normal for some to criticize the stand of Qatar on the Syrian case, especially those whose ‘interests’ had been negatively affected by this stand.Yes, no one can blame Qatar which has huge nonmaterial and financial capabilities in certain areas like Egypt. However despite the justifications and clarifications made by Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim, some parties still accuse Qatar of meddling in the affairs of Kuwait, Manama and Abu Dhabi. Obviously, those who continue to doubt the Qatari premier’s statement want to weaken or destroy ties between the Gulf nations. Therefore, allegations on Qatar’s intervention in the affairs of other Gulf nations are clear manifestations of attempts to implement a certain agenda which every GCC citizen is aware of”.

I wonder if Mr. Al-Jarallah is correct about his belief, as no smoke rises without fire. He himself writes that over the last few months, Doha has remained silent and it has not reacted to the rumors, especially its alleged attempt to provoke political blocs in the Gulf. This silence has given the rumormongers a chance to fabricate more stories”.

The Qatari prime minister decided to break the silence when he spoke clearly and replied to all questions regarding the rumors; while presenting the whole truth to the Gulf and Arab citizens to spoil the wicked plans of some people.

Al-Jarallah concluded:” “Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani’s statement is enough to clarify the issue. If there are a few Qatari citizens who interfere in the affairs of Kuwait, United Arab Emirates or Bahrain, we cannot ignore the fact that some people in these countries also do the same. These people must be punished in accordance with the law without pointing accusatory fingers at their respective countries. We have to bear in mind that the good and strong relations between the GCC countries cannot be destroyed by the allegations, schemes or blunders of some individuals”.

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