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Arab Quartet further exposes Qatar's pro-terrorism schemes at UNHRC

Arab Quartet foreign ministers

The Arab Quartet has slammed Qatari remarks at the United Nations Human Rights Council as fraught with lies, reiterating the four boycotting countries' right of reply in response to Qatar's allegations.


Speaking on behalf of the four countries, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Obaid Salem Al Zaabi told the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council that Qatar sought to "occupy your esteemed council in the case of a diplomatic crisis they initiated". 


The Qatari allegations were made by Qatari FM Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Doha over the latter's relations with Iran and supporting terrorism in the region.


Zaabi stressed that "this small political crisis between our countries must be resolved within the framework of the existing Kuwaiti mediation efforts led by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah".


He has hailed the Kuwaiti initiative as the best channel for solving the crisis. 


He also called upon Qataris  to comply with positive international relations, establishing positive relationship with its neighbors rather than continuing its violations of "the international law and international and regional conventions".


"The four countries would like to emphasize Qatar's role in supporting radical ideologies and terrorist ideas and spreading hate speech and incitement to violence through the media," Zaabi said.


He further highlighted Doha's unlimited support of radical groups that created and sponsored terrorism. 


"Qatar, which has always spoken of respect for human dignity and the rights of peoples to self-determination, is itself the one that embraces the leaders of the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, for whom the world has only seen a dark ideology that has provided humanity nothing more than terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, which then resulted in other terrorist groups no less criminal and shadowy like ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra," he said.

Zaabi reiterated the four countries' determination to continue boycotting Qatar.