Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and UAE are the countries that will soon be withdrawing diplomatic missions from Qatar. These four countries accused Qatar of supporting ‘terrorism’ and Islamic groups. This whole thing started when these 4 countries accused Qatar of hacking state-run news agency in the month of May. They even blamed Qatar for publishing fake comments from their ruler countries Iran and Israel. These four countries declared today that they are going to withdraw their respective diplomatic relations from Qatar. These four countries have also cut off all air and sea movement to Qatar.
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Bahrain accused Qatar of spreading terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. Bahrain announced that all of their diplomatic relations will be withdrawn from the capital of Qatar (i.e Doha) just within 48 hours of time. And Bahrain even declared that no Qatari diplomat will now be given a place to live in Bahrain. All Qatari Diplomats are ordered to leave Bahrain within 48 hours of time. And within 24 hours, Bahrain will cut off its airspace, ports, and territorial waters to air traffic and shipping to Qatar. And the Qatari residents are given a period of 14 days to leave Bahrain.
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After Bahrain, Saudi Arabia too announced about cutting off diplomatic relations with Qatar. They said that this step was taken in order to protect their country from terrorism. They said, “proceeding from the exercise of its sovereign right guaranteed by international law and the protection of national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism”. Saudi Arabia will soon cut all land air and sea contacts with Qatar.
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After Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates announced something similar. Egypt accused Qatar of supporting terrorist groups. The Egyptian foreign ministry said that their airspace and seaports have been sealed for all Qatari transportation. And they even said that this is been done in order to ensure ‘national security’.
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UAE said Qatar is “destabilizing security of their region.” Like Bahrain, UAE has given only 48 hours to all Qatar Diplomats to leave their country. They even said that “Qatar supports, funds and embraces terrorists, extremist and secret organizations”.
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