Saturday, June 24, 2017

View from Iran: Saudi Arabia – Qatar Crisis

Saudi-led countries list of demands from Qatar begins with “end relations with Iran” & closes with a distrustful, pompous, demand for alignment to their policies within 10 days. It is also hypocritical that Qatar is being called out for supporting terrorism by the very Persian Gulf dictators who are just as guilty in that regard. Qatari media influence, too, is a thorn in the side of its neighbors, with them calling for a shutdown of Qatar-affiliated media, a judgment on their view of free media & speech. The Saudi-led alliance also wants Qatar to end support for pro-Palestine resistance, while they sing their own praises for seemingly standing for the Palestinian cause.