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14 March 2019 04:10 pm

Qatar intervened to save former Saudi king from assassination attempt: Al Attiyah -- GCC Crisis Updates Week 93

Khadiza Begum
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Here’s what’s happened since last week’s updates: Qatar calls for resolving crisis through dialogue -- GCC Crisis Updates Week 92.

In an interview with the Lusail newspaper, Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry, talked about Qatar economy after the blockade, reported The Peninsula Qatar.

He also talked about ‘terrorist’ operations carried out by blockading states and how Qatar intervened to save King Abdullah, former Saudi king, from an assassination attempt.

"When Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of conspiring to assassinate King Abdullah, that day, Qatar actually saved King Abdullah by informing them about the attempted assassination plot against him from Libya and Gaddafi," Al Attiya said.

"The person who planned to assassinate King Abdullah now lives in Abu Dhabi, they know he lives there. I think, this means that UAE is behind the plan to assassinate King Abdullah. I am not sure of that, but that is the only explanation for the person's existence there," he added.

About the blockade on Qatar, Attiyah said: "We dealt with Saudi Arabia in all transparency and love, we also dealt with the other blockading countries with transparency, but they dealt with us on the contrary, this is not Arab morals."

“Sadly, the countries of the siege have mixed politics with economy. They accused Qatar of terrorism, but, have not turned the matter over to the Dispute Settlement Committee of GCC because they know for sure that they have no evidence," Attiyah said.


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