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UAE Cuts Ties With Qatar Over Support for Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists

Sputnik News

08:44 05.06.2017(updated 09:15 05.06.2017)

The United Arab Emirates explained its decision to severe ties with Qatar due to Doha's support for the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization.

CAIRO (Sputnik) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said in a statement Monday it had cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar because of its support for radical the Islamist movement of the Muslim Brotherhood.

"The UAE took these decisive measures in connection with… the continued support and financing and harboring of terrorist, extremist and sectarian groups led by the Muslim Brotherhood," the UAE government said in a statement quoted by the Emirates News Agency (WAM).

The UAE was joined by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in severing diplomatic ties with Qatar earlier in the day.


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