Qatar says new Saudi bloc blacklist ‘disappointing’
Doha, Qatar - Qatar said on Wednesday that a new blacklist released by Saudi Arabia and its allies came as a ‘disappointing surprise’. The four Arab governments named 18 organisations and individuals on Tuesday that they accused of links with Islamist extremism and Qatar.
The move came despite mounting international pressure to compromise in their boycott of a fellow US ally. Qatari communications director Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed al Thani said the blacklist had no basis in fact and was aimed at stripping the emirate of its sovereignty.