Egypt has cut ties with Qatar as a result of the Gulf state‚Äôs ‚Äúsupport to terror groups [Muslim Brotherhood],‚ÄĚ Egyptian representative at the International Court of Justice said yesterday.
‚ÄúQatar has been holding a hostile stance against Egypt by supporting terror operation in the Sinai Peninsula,‚ÄĚ Amgad Abdel Ghaffar pointed out, adding that Doha was ‚Äúpromoting the doctrine of Al-Qaeda and Daesh.‚ÄĚ
Responding to what he described as ‚ÄúDoha‚Äôs interference in Egypt‚Äôs internal affairs,‚ÄĚ Abdel Ghaffar stressed that his country had repeatedly rejected the Qatari move.
‚ÄúQatar has left Egypt no choice but to cut ties,‚ÄĚ he reiterated, pointing out that its interference was ‚Äúthreatening Egypt‚Äôs national security.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúAll the region‚Äôs countries were affected by the Qatari interference in their internal affairs,‚ÄĚ the Egyptian official noted, explaining that, in 2013, Qatar‚Äôs Al-Jazeera TV channel was promoting what he described as ‚Äúhatred and violence across Egyptians.‚ÄĚ
Since 5 June 2017, Egypt,¬†along with¬†Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, has been imposing a¬†blockade on Qatar¬†accusing it of supporting terrorism. Doha¬†denies the allegations¬†saying the boycotting countries are actually working to force a change in government in Qatar.