Saudi Arabia, allies blacklist 18 individuals, organisations for alleged terrorism

Arab leaders meeting used to illustrate the story [Photo: Ynetnews]
Arab leaders meeting used to illustrate the story [Photo: Ynetnews]

Saudi Arabia and its allies on Tuesday put 18 organisations and individuals on a blacklist.

Those blacklisted are suspected of Qatar-linked Islamist extremism, a joint statement by the Saudi Press Agency said.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt blacklisted nine charity and media organisations, and nine individuals linked to Qatar as “terrorists’’, the statement said.

The four Arab states have been boycotting Qatar since June 5 diplomatic crisis. They have also put in place an air and sea blockade of Qatar.

They demanded that Qatar broke its longstanding ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, blacklisted as a “terror group” by the four governments although not by the international community.

They also demanded that Qatar close broadcasting giant Al-Jazeera and a Turkish military base, and fall in line with Saudi-led policy in the region, particularly toward Iran.

Qatar has dismissed the demands as a violation of its sovereignty and had received significant support from Turkey and Iran.

Qatar also denied any links with terrorism and signed a pact with the U.S. on checking terrorism financing.

The Saudi bloc on Tuesday blacklisted three organisations based in Yemen and six based in Libya accusing them of ties to Al-Qaida.

They also blacklisted three Qataris, three Yemenis, two Libyans and a Kuwaiti, they said were implicated in “fundraising campaigns” to support Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist militias in Syria.


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  • Border_Marksman

    So this is what President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia was really about. They have learnt the art of “attack first” as a defense mechanism. Before you are accused to being or doing something, deflect any notions of your assumed guilt by accusing someone else of being or doing the same thing.

    • thusspokez

      The deceit doesn’t seem to be working on you nor me nor @Amin nor anyone. It is a very daft propaganda exercise — probably dreamt up by some Western PR firm who is advising them and getting paid millions of dollars for daftness.

  • Amin

    it pains me to admit that, saudi arabia may likely be among the group of terrorist in the world giving their activities and hostilities towards other peaceful countries such as yemen

    • thusspokez

      It shouldn’t pain you to speak the truth.

  • thusspokez

    The evil terrorist state blacklisting organisations alleged to support terrorism? What is the world coming to? This is hypocrisy at an epic scale.

    It is a deflection from its own sponsorship of terrorism. One is reminded by the paedophile who believes that if he campaigns against paedophilia, people wouldn’t suspect that he is a paedophile. Except that, in this case, everyone knows that Saudi Arabia is the #1 state sponsor of terrorism.