Since Saudi Arabia blockage of Qatar on last Monday, Iran has sent six cargo planes carrying 100 tonnes each of vegetable and fruit to the besieged city of Doha.
Qatar has been in talks with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water supplies after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut links, accusing Doha of supporting Iran, Hamas, and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt consider them ‘mother of terrorism’. Qatar says the allegations are based on lies.
Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani was in Moscow last week to discuss with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov the Persian Gulf conflict. During the visit he gave an interview to RT Arabic on Saturday.
“As far as our relations with Iran are concerned, everyone wants positive relations with Iran. Iran is a neighbor. The strategic choice of all countries is to maintain dialog with Iran. We, in the state of Qatar, support these efforts,” said Al-Thani.
“Hamas’ presence in Qatar doesn’t mean there’s support for Hamas in Qatar. Hamas’ presence is a political representation of the Hamas movement. We do not support Hamas, we support the Palestinian people,” added Thani.
Qatar, a small peninsular nation of 2.5 million people, was importing 80 percent of its food requirements from Saudi Arabia before Riyadh cut ties with it.
On Monday, in an interview with Press TV, American radio host and political commentator Max Igan said the Qatari foreign minister’s calling Hamas being a “legitimate a resistance movement” and not a terrorist organization, is based on facts.
“When you look at what is going on with the Palestinian people, look at the treatment they are receiving at the hands of Israel. Israel has openly said that it wants to have a one Jewish Israeli state and that there is no room in that state for non-Jews, so what we have got here is a policy of ethnic cleansing and Hamas is a legitimate resistance against that ethnic cleansing,”Igan said.
On June 5, Zvi Bar’el admitted at Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz that Qatar crisis also has Israeli connection. He gave the credit to the Washington-based neocon think tank the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and UAE ambassador in Washington. The FDD was created two days after 9/11 to provide cover to Israeli involvement in the terrorist attacks. It has very close links with Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders. In 2002, it joined Israel’s two major lobbyists, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Hudson Institute to run campaign against Iran, Hizbullah, Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The FDD also played a major part in the so-called ‘Green movement’ against anti-Israel Ahmadinejad’s re-election in 2009.
It seems Saudi ‘royals’ are following the 1990s example of Kuwaiti Emir paying US$200 billion bribe to US president George Bush Father to get his kingdom back from Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. They have paid Donald Trump US$410 billion bribe in arms purchase and investment in the US infrastructure to occupy Qatar for them.
Incidentally, the Zionist expert on Middle East, Bruce Riedel, former CIA official and currently a senior fellow at Israel’s lobby Brookings Institute has claimed that the US-Saudi US$110 billion arms deal was a Fake News!