Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim has appealed to global leaders before meeting President Donald Trump of US during a UN General Assembly convention held in New York City. Tamim criticized Qatar’s four neighbors (Saudi Arabia,UAE,Bahrain and Egypty) against imposing sanctions for accusations of “terrorism like behavior “
The emir blasted the unjust blockade as a betrayal from his neighbors and that it has failed to achieve their expectations on Qatar’s activities since it was imposed. The blockade was intended to pressure Qataris via foodstuffs, medicine and termination of regional union relations for purposes of changing its political affiliation and final to destabilize the sovereignty of Qatar. Sheikh tamim aired all his frustrations in a 22-minute speech at the UN’s iconic marble rostrum.
Turkish prayyip in the UN summit showed support for Qatar and called for lifting of the sanctions negatively affecting the living conditions of the Qatari people and called for the Arabian Gulf’s region “elder brother” Saudi Arabia to show a sincere will to embrace the resolution to end the feud.
While meeting President Trump, Sheikh Tamim was accompanied by Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and other Qatari Officials; the US delegation had Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Advisor HR McMaster, Trump’s son in law, Jared Krushner among others. Trump had initially sided with Saudi and branded Qatar a “founder of terrorism” but has since then changed his stand and on Tuesday he renewed his promise to help solve the crisis at hand.
“We are right now in a situation where we’re trying to solve a problem in the Middle East and I think we will get it solved,” Trump told reporters before the meeting adding that he has a “strong feeling it will be solved pretty quickly”
Sheikh Tamim echoed Qatar’s call for dialogue and thanked the US President stating that Washington’s interference will help a lot.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar, the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied petroleum gas on June 5, accusing it of supporting “terrorism” sparking up a regional rivalry. Qatar has denied the allegations as baseless.
On June 22, the Arabian Gulf states issued a 13-point list of demands that included a shutdown of Al Jazeera, limiting ties with Iran and expelling Turkish troops stationed in the country as the remedy for lifting the sanctions. Qatar rejected all the demands terming them as an attempt to breach on the Qatar’s sovereignty