Egypt has cut ties with Qatar as a result of the Gulf stateâs âsupport to terror groups [Muslim Brotherhood],â Egyptian representative at the International Court of Justice said yesterday.
âQatar has been holding a hostile stance against Egypt by supporting terror operation in the Sinai Peninsula,â Amgad Abdel Ghaffar pointed out, adding that Doha was âpromoting the doctrine of Al-Qaeda and Daesh.â
Responding to what he described as âDohaâs interference in Egyptâs internal affairs,â Abdel Ghaffar stressed that his country had repeatedly rejected the Qatari move.
âQatar has left Egypt no choice but to cut ties,â he reiterated, pointing out that its interference was âthreatening Egyptâs national security.â
âAll the regionâs countries were affected by the Qatari interference in their internal affairs,â the Egyptian official noted, explaining that, in 2013, Qatarâs Al-Jazeera TV channel was promoting what he described as âhatred and violence across Egyptians.â
Since 5 June 2017, Egypt,Â along withÂ Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, has been imposing aÂ blockade on QatarÂ accusing it of supporting terrorism. DohaÂ denies the allegationsÂ saying the boycotting countries are actually working to force a change in government in Qatar.