Official spokesperson of the Qatari opposition, Khaled al-Hayl, said on Monday that Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani’s statements had gained widespread acceptance in Qatar.
In an interview with Al Arabiya, al-Hayl said that Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Thani is leading the course of correction in a major step.
He stressed that this is a major step awaited by Qatar for some time, pointing to the need of Qataris to “correct the path, not the crisis.”
He pointed out that Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani has been very popular since the eighties, stressing that he is not acting out of benefit to personal interests, rather to correct the course.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani tweeted a message to the people of Qatar on Sunday night requesting them to unite to “be the messengers of peace”.
“To my family, the children, the businessmen, and all the people of Qatar. I invite you to meet to be messengers of wisdom and peace, and advocates for the uniting of the hearts,” he tweeted.
Al-Thani requested a national meeting with him regarding a crisis “which we can no longer remain silent on”, he said in a one-page statement released on Sunday.
In June, Saudi Arabia along with UAE, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over the latter's support of terrorism and maintaining powerful relations with Iran.