The Arab League’s Secretary-General, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, says he regrets the split between Arab countries, after some Gulf states and Egypt severed ties with Qatar over accusations of supporting terrorism.
Aboul Gheit said in a Monday statement that he is following closely the developments of the crisis and hopes for Arab nations to overcome their differences in the near future “to safeguard Arab national security from the threats it faces.”
The move against the tiny Gulf state was taken by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen, who say that Qatar harbors extremists and backs Saudi Arabia’s regional rival, Iran. Qatar has denied the allegations.
Source: Associated Press