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Qatar FM Slams Syrian Regime, Nixes Diplomatic Ties
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in a 2017 photo. (WIkimedia Commons)

Qatar FM Slams Syrian Regime, Nixes Diplomatic Ties

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Thani condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following the latter’s victory in last week’s presidential elections, accusing the “Syrian regime” of “committing crimes against its people” and insisting Doha would not reestablish diplomatic relations with Damascus “at this time.” Qatar is one of several Gulf nations to have severed ties with Syria in 2012, at the outset of its decade-long civil war. With Assad’s Russian-backed military gradually regaining control of most of the country, some states such as the United Arab Emirates and Oman eventually reopened their missions in Damascus. A rapprochement between Syria and Saudi Arabia, the strongest of the Gulf countries, is also said to be in the works, with Riyadh’s intelligence chief recently visiting Damascus. Wednesday’s presidential election, which saw Assad winning over 95% of the vote, has been decried by Western and other countries as a farce.

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