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Sep 26, 2018
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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir In 2018: Qatar Sponsors Terrorist Groups, Harbors Terrorists, Spreads Hate, Seeks To Topple The Regimes In The Gulf Countries – Archival

#11173 | 03:58
Source: Online Platforms - "Council on Foreign Relations on YouTube"

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir at the time spoke in his September 26, 2018 speech that was uploaded to the Council on Foreign Relations on YouTube about Qatar’s support of terrorism. He said that Qatar has been sponsoring and facilitating terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, the Nusra Front, Iraqi Hizbullah, and Hizbullah in Lebanon. Al-Jubeir said that Qatar harbors terrorists and the Muslim Brotherhood leadership and that it allows Islamic scholars to spread hate on its media channels, including justification of suicide bombings. He stated that Qatar seeks to topple the regimes in Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE.

Adel Al-Jubeir: "The Qataris, since the mid 90's, have been sponsoring radicals. They have been inciting people. They have become a base for the leadership for the Muslim Brotherhood. And the Muslim Brotherhood, you have to keep in mind, is what begot us Takfir wal-Hijra, which begot us Al-Qaeda, which begot us Al-Nusra.

"The Qataris allow their senior religious clerics to go on television and justify suicide bombings. That's not acceptable. The Qataris harbor and shelter terrorists. That's not unacceptable. [Abd Al-Rahim] Al-Nashiri, the head of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in 2000 entered Saudi Arabia on a Qatari passport. We captured Al-Qaeda types coming into Saudi Arabia with Qatari passports. The Qataris know this, the Americans know this. The world knows this. The Qataris are funding dissidents in the Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. In order to cause problems for those governments and to create instability. Why would you do this?

"The Qataris pay ransom to terrorist groups including 500 million dollars to Hizbullah Iraq. Fifty million dollars to [IRGC Qods Force Commander] Qassem Soleimani, according to text messages between the Qatari Ambassador in Iraq and the Foreign Minister of Iraq. Including, I don't know how much to Hizbullah in Lebanon. Is that acceptable? If we gave one dollar to Hizbullah in Iraq, we would be sued in a court down the street.

"And so, the Qataris use their media platforms to spread hate. The Qataris send weapons to Al-Qaeda-affiliated militias in Libya. The Qatari Emir was conniving with [Muammar] Qaddafi on how to overthrow Saudi Arabia. The Qataris connected Qaddafi with a Saudi dissident in London, whom they fund, who connected the Libyans with a group in Mecca with the objective of assassinating the then-Crown Prince, later King of Saudi Arabia. Is this acceptable?

"We have phone conversations that the Libyans gave us after they overthrew Qaddafi. Where the then-Emir of Qatar is telling Qaddafi how he is recruiting princes, tribal leaders, military officers, and members of the royal family to cause mischief and destabilize Saudi Arabia. And predicted that within ten years there would be no royal family in Saudi Arabia. Is this acceptable? They do the same thing in Bahrain, Kuwait, and in the Emirates.

"So, in 2012, we cut off relations with them, the same countries, and a year later they came back and agreed that they will end all of this nonsense. And they signed an agreement, and nothing happened. So this time, we said, you know what, we're not going to deal with you. Unless you change, we will not allow you.

"There is a list of terror financiers that the US puts out, the UN puts, and a number of them are living openly in Qatar raising money and giving it to bad people. Is this acceptable? Shouldn't be. Why do the Qataris get away with it? Because I think people see a young country, young leadership. They buy fancy buildings; they have a nice airline, and they think, 'Wow, these guys are really modern.' But we have to deal with the dark side that I just explained. And so that's why we said: 'Until, unless you change, we are not going to deal with you.'"

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