From the start of the illegal siege of Qatar by neighbouring countries, Qatar had kept a cool head, refusing to retaliate to blockading nations’ acts of expelling Qatari diplomats.
Qatar has ordered it’s embassy of Chad in Doha to be closed and gave its diplomats 72 hours to leave the country, reported Gulf Times.
In its official website, Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it rejected and condemned the reasons contained in the statement issued by Chad concerning the closure of the Embassy of Qatar in N’Djamena.
“The timing of the decision of the Government of Chad closing the Embassy of Qatar clearly reveals that this decision comes within the campaign of political blackmail against Qatar with the intention of joining the siege countries for very well known reasons,” said HE Ambassador Ahmed bin Saeed Al Rumaihi, Director of Information Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Qatar was accused by the central African nation trying to destabilise it via its northern neighbor Libya, reported Reuters.
“In order to safeguard peace and security in the region, Chad calls on Qatar to cease all actions that could undermine its security as well as those of the countries of the Lake Chad basin and the Sahel,” a statement from the foreign ministry said.