DOHA (Dispatches) – Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani says his country will not normalize diplomatic relations with the Zionist regime.
The main reason Qatar doesn’t have relations with the Zionist regime “is the occupation of the Palestinian territories,” Al Thani told CNBC television news network in an interview broadcast on Friday.
“The reason is still there, still valid, and there is no … step or any hope toward peace yet. We didn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel,” the foreign minister added.
The top Qatari diplomat pointed out that normalization of ties with the Zionist regime won’t solve the long-standing problems between Zionist regime and the Palestinians.
His remarks come as Kuwait’s National Assembly last week strongly condemned the Zionist regime’s latest acts of aggression against Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds besides its bloody military onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip, and unanimously approved legislation that outlaws any deals or normalization of ties with the regime.
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al Sabah had earlier reiterated the kingdom’s unswerving support for the Palestinian nation and their struggle for the liberation of their land occupied by the Zionist regime.
More than eight months the UAE, along with some other Arab regimes established full diplomatic relations with the Zionist regime in a deal brokered by former U.S. president Donald Trump.
The Muslim world slammed the deal as a betrayal to the Palestinian cause and staged worldwide protests.