Egypt has cut ties with Qatar as a result of the Gulf stateâ€™s â€śsupport to terror groups [Muslim Brotherhood],â€ť Egyptian representative at the International Court of Justice said yesterday.
â€śQatar has been holding a hostile stance against Egypt by supporting terror operation in the Sinai Peninsula,â€ť Amgad Abdel Ghaffar pointed out, adding that Doha was â€śpromoting the doctrine of Al-Qaeda and Daesh.â€ť
Responding to what he described as â€śDohaâ€™s interference in Egyptâ€™s internal affairs,â€ť Abdel Ghaffar stressed that his country had repeatedly rejected the Qatari move.
â€śQatar has left Egypt no choice but to cut ties,â€ť he reiterated, pointing out that its interference was â€śthreatening Egyptâ€™s national security.â€ť
â€śAll the regionâ€™s countries were affected by the Qatari interference in their internal affairs,â€ť the Egyptian official noted, explaining that, in 2013, Qatarâ€™s Al-Jazeera TV channel was promoting what he described as â€śhatred and violence across Egyptians.â€ť
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.