Adel Tayari -TDO- (TUNISIA) Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt on Monday (June 5th) cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar, and close land, sea and air ports, this came after a large campaign of incitement to Qatar by the media of these countries, was launched after the fabrication of statements to the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, following the piracy of the official Qatar News Agency "Qena"…
Also, the letters leaked to the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, Yusuf Al Otaiba, revealed that there are plans to pressure Qatar to change its political positions to conform to the positions of those countries. The announcement of the severing of relations and the closing of the ports by these four countries also reveals that this escalation was prepared in advance after the media campaign failed to achieve its goal. This campaign contradicts the GCC Charter by inciting a member state of the Council.
A few hours after the decision, the Yemeni government announced its accession to the four countries, and the severing of relations with Qatar, which was contrary to the first position of the Yemeni government, which previously published an official statement on the Yemeni News Agency in its legal version "Saba" denounces the campaign of slander and disinformation targeting Qatar, before being deleted from the site under pressure from the Saudi capital Riyadh.
In separate official statements, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain announced the withdrawal of diplomatic missions from Doha, and to give Qatari diplomatic missions 48 hours to leave their territories. Saudi Arabia announced that it had cut off diplomatic and consular relations with Qatar and closed its borders with it, noting that it had taken the decision to "protect its national security" and "as a result of the serious and public abuses committed by the authorities in Doha over the past years to the extent as the Saudi regime claims. It was also announced that the leadership of the Saudi-led Arab alliance ended the participation of Qatari forces in the alliance in Yemen.
The Arab Republic of Egypt explained that the severing of diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar was because of its insistence on taking a hostile course towards Egypt and the failure of all attempts to discourage the support of the Muslim Brotherhood “Ikhwān al-Muslimīn”, which Egypt classifies as a terrorist organization. And the harboring of Qatar to its leaders issued against them according to the Egyptian authorities’ judicial rulings in terrorist operations aimed at the security and safety of Egypt, as alleged
In support of the decision of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Libya, represented by Khalifa Haftar, decided to cut off diplomatic and consular relations with Qatar, claiming that it was "hostile to the Arab countries and trying to tamper with the security and stability of the Gulf states."
Consultations have been held to bring those countries closer together, led by Kuwait, whose Emir, Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, has been keen to broker an end to the crisis
Qatar also has been mediated by Kuwait and has not taken any escalating steps and its response has been very calm but it is likely that if Saudi Arabia and its allies do not clarify their position, which is likely to define the region tension unprecedented since the Gulf War in 1991. Will pirating a website lead to piracy of a full political course in the region?