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    Russia to Closely Examine Claims of Qatar's Support for Terrorism

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    Persian Gulf Disarray: a Number of States Sever Relations With Qatar (238)

    Russia will closely examine the claims by Arab and Gulf states that Qatar sponsors terrorism, Russian upper house Defense and Security Committee chair Viktor Ozerov told Sputnik after the states cut off diplomatic ties with Doha.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On June 5, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic relations with Qatar. Libya made a similar decision. Yemen cut diplomatic relations citing Doha’s links with Houthis. The Maldives took the same step.

    "Of course we will carefully study all the information that, as claimed by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the countries that have joined them, indicates that Qatar supports international terrorism," Ozerov said Monday.

    He reiterated Moscow's independence in developing its policy toward diplomatic relations with Qatar.

    Persian Gulf Disarray: a Number of States Sever Relations With Qatar (238)


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