Qatar says new Saudi bloc black­list ‘dis­ap­point­ing’

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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