Dubai, July 25: The four Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on Tuesday added nine entities and nine individuals to their individual ban lists because of alleged links to Qatar over terrorism.
Notably, the four Arab countries earlier in the month of June this year isolated Qatar over the issue of terrorism has already put dozens of figures linked to the country on blacklists. The new entrants on the ban lists include entities from Libya and Yemen and individuals from Qatar, Yemen and Kuwait who the Arab states say have direct and indirect links to Qatari authorities
According to the official sources, three Qatari individuals on the list, along with a Kuwaiti individual, have engaged in fund-raising campaigns to support Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist militias in Syria. While three Yemeni individuals and the three organizations in Yemen, have provided support to Al- Qaeda, and have conducted actions on its behalf, mainly by using significant funding from Qatari charities, which are designated by the four states as terrorist entities.
On the other side, two Libyan individuals and the six terrorist entities, affiliated with terrorist groups in Libya, have received substantial financial support from the Qatari authorities and played an active role in spreading chaos and devastation in Libya, despite serious international concern over the destructive impact of such practices.
Interestingly, in the month of June this year, these four Arab States had released a list of 59 individuals and 12 Qatari affiliated entities describes as ‘terrorist supporters’. Meanwhile, the four countries also affirm the continuation of their current measures, and possible future measures that might be taken, until the Qatari authorities are committed to fulfilling all the just demands, which ensure countering terrorism and maintaining security and stability in the region.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and several other nations cut ties with Qatar and imposed stringent economic sanctions on it over supporting extremism. On the other side, Qatar denied all their allegations saying that they never supported Islamist militants and Shi'ite Iran.