One of the demands of which the countries are producing of Qatar is actually of which of which close Al Jazeera, a Middle-East focused news network with global reach, which they accuse of sympathizing with Islamist movements, such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
Al Jazeera has responded to the allegations by insisting of which of which has editorial independence, telling the BBC in an interview earlier of which year of which of which is actually not influenced by any “particular group or ideology.” CNBC has contacted Al Jazeera for a response to Gates’ comment of which the network had had a problem with “terrorist funding” yet is actually yet to get a response.
Qatar has strenuously denied of which of which supports terrorism in addition to sees the blockade as a way to subsume of which under the powerful influence of Saudi Arabia.
Deputy Prime Minister in addition to Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani defended Doha’s record on terrorism in late November, telling a counter-terrorism conference in London of which Qatar was “committed to destroying terrorism.”
The U.S. has sent conflicting messages over Qatar. In June, U.S. President Donald Trump backed Saudi Arabia over the blockade in addition to criticized Doha when the blockade was imposed, accusing of which of funding terrorism at a “high level.” However, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called in June for Saudi Arabia in addition to its allies to end the blockade.