News

Egypt Urges UN Security Council Inquiry into Qatar $1 Billion ‘Terrorist’ Ransom

Egypt Urges UN Security Council Inquiry into Qatar $1 Billion ‘Terrorist’ Ransom

United Nations Security Council in session in 2014.

Egypt has called for the United Nations Security Council to launch an inquiry into reports that Qatar paid a ransom of more than $US 1 billion to “a terrorist group” in Iraq to release members of the Qatari royal family who had been kidnapped in 2015.

During a UNSC session on Thursday, Egypt, which is a non-permanent member, said that the ransom, if proven correct, would be a violation of resolutions passed by the UNSC.

According to Reuters, UNSC resolutions call on States to “prevent terrorists from benefiting directly or indirectly from ransom payments or from political concessions and to secure the safe release of hostages.”

Earlier this month, leaked documents suggested Qatar paid at least $US 1 billion to a militant group in Iraq in order to secure the release of 26 Qataris who had been captured while on a falcon hunting trip. The 26 Qataris, which included members of the country’s ruling royal family, were released in April 2016.

Egypt’s call for an investigation comes as at least nine countries have cut ties with Qatar over accusations that it supports extremism and terrorism.

Why Pitting The Cross Vs The Crescent In a Holy War Is Wrong
Theresa May to Remain PM After UK General Elections Result in Hung Parliament

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egyptian Teenager Kills Mother and Brother to Complete ‘Blue Whale’ Suicide Game Task

Egyptian StreetsApril 22, 2018

Mariam Moustafa’s Lawyer Receives Death Threat, Pressured to Drop the Case

Egyptian StreetsApril 22, 2018

Luxor’s Karnak Temple to be More Accessible for Special Needs Visitors

Egyptian StreetsApril 21, 2018

Egypt Faces 54 Billion Cubic Meters Water Shortage: Minister

Egyptian StreetsApril 21, 2018

Sudden Death of Swedish DJ Avicii Leaves Fans Sad, Shocked

Egyptian StreetsApril 21, 2018

Sudan Protests to United Nations Over Egyptian Voting in Disputed Area

Egyptian StreetsApril 19, 2018

300 Artifacts on Display at the Egyptian Museum for the First Time in Temporary Exhibition

Egyptian StreetsApril 19, 2018

Egypt’s Military Declares IS Leader is Killed in Sinai

Egyptian StreetsApril 18, 2018
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.