BLOCK­ADE ON QATAR ‘FU­TILE', SAYS EMIR IN GER­MANY

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The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Ha­mad Al Thani con­demned the block­ade im­posed by four Arab coun­tries at the Mu­nich Se­cu­rity Con­fer­ence held in Fe­bru­ary.

Warn­ing that the months-long crisis is hav­ing a neg­a­tive ef­fect on the re­gion's se­cu­rity and econ­omy, Sheikh Tamim termed the block­ade as “fu­tile”.

“It has been a fu­tile crisis, man­u­fac­tured by our neigh­bours,” said the Emir.

“By de­fus­ing the im­pact of the il­le­gal and ag­gres­sive mea­sures im­posed on our peo­ple, Qatar has pre­served its sovereignty,” he said.

“Those ag­gres­sive ac­tors wish to use smaller states as pawns within their power games and sec­tar­ian con­flicts.”

Sheikh Tamim added that de­spite the mea­sures against it, Qatar has de­vel­oped new in­ter­na­tional trade routes and di­ver­si­fied its econ­omy.

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