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Saudis force Qatar to send troops to Syria

SAUDI ARABIA (OBSERVATORY) – Qatar should send its troops to Syria if it does not want to lose its military support, Saudi Foreign Minister Adil al-Jubair said.

“Qatar must pay for the presence of US troops in Syria and must send troops to Syria before the US president refuses to protect Qatar, which is represented by the US military base on its territory,” the minister said, RIA Novosti reported.

According to the minister, if the US ceases to ensure the security of Qatar, then the regime in this country is toppled in less than a week.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in June 2017 severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing him of supporting terrorism and stopping all communication with him. Kuwait’s attempts to reconcile its neighbors across the region were unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at a meeting with US President Donald Tramp on April 10 announced the joint position of the two countries on countering the “offensive” of the Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Qatar is ready to cooperate with the US in combating the financing of terrorism.

In turn, Russia will act categorically against sending troops of Qatar to Syria. “Russia will categorically oppose this, I am sure, on what grounds this dispatch will be carried out, this is a gross violation of the UN Charter, norms of international law,” said Senator Igor Morozov. According to him, sending the troops of Qatar, other monarchies of the Persian Gulf, as well as Egypt to Syria offered the United States.