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Qatar Emir criticises UN, Obama policies in Syria

September 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Qatar’s Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani has criticised the UN and the international community for its failure to establish peace in Syria.

“Theoretically, the majority of the countries of the world stood by the Syrian people, but practically they were left alone supported only by some loyal friends,” the Emir told the UN General Assembly yesterday.

He criticised the US President Barack Obama’s administration’s policy in Syria saying:”Red lines were set for the regime that has violated them, yet those who demarcated those lines have not felt provoked to raise a finger.”

This was in reference to Obama’s speech in 2013 when he vowed that he will take action if Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces crossed a “red line”.

Speaking at the same event, the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said his government had spent $2 billion to help refugees and displaced people over the last five years in addition to hosting a number of donor conferences.