Turkey’s Erdogan slams isolation of Qatar: ‘It is inhumane and un-Islamic’

Turkey’s Erdogan slams isolation of Qatar: ‘It is inhumane and un-Islamic’

He said Qatar wants to resolve the issue through dialogue.

“Dozens of Iranian businesses are ready to help Qatar with more goods if they are needed”, the diplomat told Reuters.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism networks in the region.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Monday Doha “still had no clue” why Arab states had cut ties with his country.

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday criticised the economic and political isolation of Qatar by several Gulf countries, calling it “inhuman and un-Islamic” reported AFP.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards, a powerful branch of the country’s military, vowed revenge for the attacks and blamed them on longstanding regional rival Saudi Arabia.

Addressing lawmakers of the ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara, Erdogan said “depriving Qatari people from food and water, travel, or worship is inhumane, non-Islamic”. He says Saudi Arabia has merely denied Qatar use of its airspace, which he says is his country’s sovereign right.

“The biggest falls came for Qatar’s routes to and from Saudi Arabia, where net bookings slumped from 10,000 to minus 110,300, and the UAE, from 4,700 to minus 36,000”, he said.

In an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal, Yousef Al Otaiba argued Qatar, which is now subject to a blockade by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and other Arab nations should clean up its act before being allowed to invest in further landmarks.

Oman is not among the Arab states that cut ties to Qatar, and has brokered secret negotiations between Western governments and Iran in the past.

“Following the sanctions. on Qatar, IranAir has so far transported food and vegetables to this country by four flights”, Shahrokh Noushabadi, head of public relations at Iran’s national airline, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.

ICAO spokesman William Raillant-Clark said the agency could not make an immediate comment on the matter.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed hopes for a swift resolution of the crisis engulfing the energy-rich nation of Qatar.

Pakistan, which has close ties with the kingdom but also business ventures in Qatar, has stayed out of the dispute.

Qatar Airways offices were closed in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

ISIS has its roots in al Qaeda in Iraq, which took part in the insurgency that followed the 2003 US-led invasion of the country.