Gulf Arab states voiced support for Qatar Thursday in its row with Egypt, which accused Doha of supporting “terrorism” during discussions about Cairo’s air strikes on jihadist targets in Libya, Agence France-Presse reported.
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) secretary general Abdullatif al-Zayani “rejects accusations by Egypt’s permanent envoy at the Arab League that Qatar supports terrorism,” a statement said.
Zayani said the accusations are “unfounded, contradict reality, and ignore the sincere efforts by Qatar as well as the Gulf Cooperation Council and Arab states in combatting terrorism and extremism at all levels.”
Qatar has recalled its ambassador to Egypt over the spat.
In a related story, Tunisia on Wednesday said it was against any military intervention in Libya and considers that a political solution is the most appropriate.
Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid said what is happening in Libya was the result of military intervention, adding “Tunisia has always stood equidistant from all parties in Libya,” the country’s official news agency (TAP) quoted him as saying.
On March 21, 2011, a NATO-led multinational coalition forces intervened with the aim to protect civilians against attacks by the government’s forces… see more