Four Arab states criticized Qatar’s failing to honor its commitments. They blame Qatar’s violation of its pledges is reason behind the current impasse.
In a joint statement, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt asserted that the 13 demands submitted to the Qatari government were to fulfill its previous obligations and that the original demands are stated in the Riyadh Agreement, its mechanism and the Supplementary Agreement and are fully in line with the spirit of what has been agreed upon.
With over 1.5 million Nepali migrant workers in these four countries, Nepal government has not taken any stand on the disputes on Qatar and other four Gulf countries.
According to the statement, Qatar violated all agreements including to stop supporting and financing deviant groups, stop interfering in the internal affairs of Gulf neighbors and not to support antagonistic media.
“The State of Qatar has financed terrorism and created a negative atmosphere which has increased security risks in the region.” “We will continue our efforts to convince Qatar to come back to the Gulf fold and positively contribute to the security and stability of the region.”
Qatar has rejected the demands made by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates asking it to withdraw its support for terror groups and dry the sources of financing to outfits involved in terrorism. But it has not shown any intention to abandon its support for terrorism.
Qatar, however, reiterated that it is not going to bow down to its neighbor’s agenda to curtail the sovereignty and independence of Qatar.