Qatar says Saudi-led boycott amounts to ‘economic warfare’

Created 12 January 2018
  • PDF
Editor Choice
Share
(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)

Qatar said on Jan. 10 that a Saudi-led boycott, now in its eighth month, amounted to “economic warfare” as Doha plans to seek compensation for those hit by the sanctions.

Qatar says Saudi-led boycott amounts to ‘economic warfare’

“This is economic warfare,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Lulwa al-Khater said at a press briefing.

Khater said the energy-rich emirate would “not leave a stone unturned” in legally pursuing claims for businesses.

Tensions have escalated in the Gulf since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut all ties with Qatar in June, largely isolating the emirate in the oil-rich Gulf.

The four countries accuse Doha of supporting Islamist extremists and of being too close to Shiite Iran, Saudi Arabia’s arch-rival.

They have banned all flights to and from Doha and cut off most trade links.

Qatar denies the allegations, arguing the bloc aims to incite regime change in Doha.

The Gulf emirate says the sanctions have hit companies as well as citizens and expatriates.

It has set up a committee to pursue claims, which Doha says are potentially worth billions of dollars.

 

Source: HurriyetdailyNews

Maybe You Also Interesting :

» Vietnam Airlines increases flights to Shanghai to serve football fans

The national-flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will increase flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam to Shanghai (China) to serve spectators of the...

» 'World's richest 1% get 82% of the wealth', says Oxfam

The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year as wealth continued to be owned by a small minority, Oxfam has claimed.  

» Vietnam U23 prepare to take on Qatar in semi-finals

Vietnam U23’s head coach Park Hang-seo has admitted that his players were completely exhausted after three difficult matches in the group stage with the...

Popular News Categories:

- Asia & Asean  |  EU & Russia  |  America

- Facts  |  Urban  |  Faculty  |  Environment

- Business  |  Finance  |  Market Health

- Destination  |  Cuisine  |  Arts Music

- Cinema  |  Soccer  |  Sports  |  IT & Internet