Saudi Arabia tells Qatar to close Al-Jazeera

Saudi Arabia tells Qatar to close Al-Jazeera (Al Bawaba, March 14, 2014):

Tensions continue to flare between Qatar and other Gulf countries, with Saudi Arabia demanding that Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera, a source told AFP on Friday.

The demand came during a Gulf Cooperation Counil meeting on March 5th. After the meeting, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar.

Riyadh also demanded that Qatar close the Brookings Doha Center and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, the same source told AFP.

The source told AFP that Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Fiasal sought three things of Doha: “to close the (Qatari-owned) Al-Jazeera network, which stirs sedition; close the research centres in Doha, and turn over all outlaws” in its country.

Qatar is currently embroiled in a diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries over the country’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Earlier last week, Saudi Arabia declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.

1 thought on “Saudi Arabia tells Qatar to close Al-Jazeera

  1. The vast Saud family are quite understandably worried.
    They have an unequaled barbarous treatment of their ordinary citizens and enforce all levels of Sharia Law hypocritically whilst breaking those rules openly abroad.
    It is regularly reported how the women steal goods from large high street stores in London, while their husbands hire courtesans for a day’s deviant sex at the hotel, paying the hookers as much as $10G a day.
    Hypocrisy at its best.
    No wonder they want an honest potentially revolutionary TV channel silenced.

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