News

Gulf Countries Declare ‘Full Support’ For Egypt After ‘False’ GCC Statement Supporting Qatar

Gulf Countries Declare ‘Full Support’ For Egypt After ‘False’ GCC Statement Supporting Qatar

siqat

The Gulf Cooperation Council’s Secretary-General has denied he issued a statement condemning Egypt’s statements on Qatar, adding that the GCC stands in full support of Egypt and its President.

Earlier on Thursday, a statement had been released on the GCC’s website, allegedly by the Secretary General Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, criticizing “accusations levelled by Egypt’s envoy to the Arab League against Qatar.”

The statement alleged the Bahraini Secretary General strongly criticized Egypt’s accusations that Qatar supports terrorism.

However, hours later, the GCC’s Secretary General said on television he had been taken by surprise upon seeing the release of the statement, adding that he has never criticized Egypt nor had he issued a statement.

The Secretary General released a new statement declaring that the GCC, consisting of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait, had not issued any earlier statements on Thursday.

The confusion increased as the earlier statement was deleted off the GCC’s website and Qatar remained silent. One Bahraini government source quoted on Bahrain’s state media agency said that Qatar controls the website, hence the ‘false statement attributed to Al Zayani’.

Meanwhile, Egypt has clarified its statements on Qatar, declaring that the media had taken the words of Egypt’s envoy to the Arab League out of context.

The Egyptian envoy, Tareq Adel, had stated that Qatar risks “supporting terrorism” by standing against a resolution that supported Egypt’s right to defend itself and the arming of the elected government’s military.

Qatar was the only country in the Arab League to stand against the sending of arms to Libya’s government and had expressed reservations over Egypt’s airstrikes on ISIS in Libya.

Following the Arab League’s session, Qatar recalled its Ambassador in Cairo for consultations. In Egypt, social media users started anti-Qatar hashtags, with one hash-tag trending worldwide on Thursday.

By Friday morning, #Qatar_Supports_ISIS was the top trending hashtag in Egypt.

Three Egyptian Engineers Abducted In Libya
Egypt Accuses Qatar Of 'Supporting Terrorism', Qatar Recalls Ambassador

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

President Al-Sisi Addresses the United Nations

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 20, 2017

President Al-Sisi Meets Israel’s Netanyahu Publicly For The First Time in New York

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 19, 2017

Irish-Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa Acquitted By Egypt Courts After Four-Year Imprisonment

Kari MegeedSeptember 18, 2017

‘This is Egypt’ Wins UN Award For Best Tourism Promo Video in the Middle East

Kari MegeedSeptember 18, 2017

Egypt Governor Offers Financial Reward for Capture of Stray Dogs

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 18, 2017

Muslim Women in Tunisia Can Now Marry Non-Muslims

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 16, 2017

Explosion Strikes London Tube During Rush Hour

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2017

Egypt’s Embassy in Paris Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Discovering Abu Simbel Temples

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 14, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.