THE EMIR ON AIR
In his first television interview as the Emir of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim spoke to CNN's Christiane Amanpour about Qatar's foreign policy, laws enacted to protect migrant workers, and Qatar's readiness to host a great world cup in 2022.
Alarge part of the interview focused on foreign policy and about Qatar's support for certain Islamic groups. “I know that in America and some countries they look at some movements as terrorist movements... But there are differences. There are some countries and some people who think that any group which comes from Islamic background are terrorists. And we don't accept that,” he said. He reiterated Qatar's staunch opposition to the Bashar Al Assad's regime in Syria, Qatar's desire to go back to its role as a negotiator, and about Qatar lending it's support to the Egyptian government, not the Muslim Brotherhood in particular.