Qatar's ambassador to Indonesia, Ahmed Bin Jassim Alhamar, called on the international community to rise to the occasion and help resolve the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East, during an event in Jakarta on Tuesday (18/07). (JG Photo/Sheany)
Qatar's Ambassador to Indonesia Urges International Community to Resolve Conflict
JULY 19, 2017
Jakarta. Qatar's ambassador to Indonesia, Ahmed Bin Jassim Alhamar, called on the international community to rise to the occasion and help resolve the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East, during an event in Jakarta on Tuesday (18/07).
"I must remind you of the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar by its neighbors and demand that the international community shoulder the responsibility to end this situation," Alhamar said, during an event observing Nelson Mandela Day in Jakarta.
On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar, accusing the Gulf state of financing terrorist networks.
The accusations have been promptly denied by Qatar, who said that "the measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims."
Earlier this month, the four countries released a list comprising of 13 demands they want Doha to fulfill in order to end the crisis, which requires Qatar to shut its Al Jazeera news TV station and scale back relations with its neighbor Iran.
On Tuesday, Alhamar reiterated that the situation is "contrary to the basic principles of international law," citing several aspects such as "respect for the sovereignty of countries, non-interference in other countries' internal affairs and good neighborlines."
The ambassador also indirectly urged for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis, stating that adhering to international law means "resolving political differences through negotiating, dialogue and diplomatic channels."
He added that Qatar is committed to "achieving and maintaining international peace and security."
Mediation efforts between Qatar and the four Arab states have been led by Kuwait.
On Monday, the American daily newspaper the Washington Post cited United States intelligence officials and reported that the UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar's governmental sites and social media.
The alleged hacking was denied as a false story by UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash.