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MP lashes out at Qatar's Al Jazeera TV channel

Friday 14-07-2017 - 11:02 AM
MP Mostafa Bakry
MP Mostafa Bakry
Cairo – An Egyptian parliamentarian has accused the Qatari Al-Jazeera TV channel of seeking to destroy the Arab region through inciting violence and spreading false news.

Speaking to Egypt’s Youm7 news website on Thursday, MP Mostafa Bakry said the Qatari network has lost its credibility due to its pro-terror media policy, which is based on fabricating news in a bid to foment sedition in the Arab countries.

He also accused the Qatari channel of inciting against Arab countries and undermining regional security.

“Qatar should be expelled from the Arab League,” Bakry demanded.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE cut their diplomatic ties with Qatar early last month, accusing Doha of financing and supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. They also imposed a blockade on the tiny rich Gulf nation.

They issued a list of 13 demands later last month for Doha to change its course, including closing the Al-Jazeera TV station, downgrading ties with Iran and stopping financing terrorism.

Qatar has denied the accusations, while rejecting the Saudi-led bloc's demands, citing it will not negotiate on issues related to sovereignty.

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