Jeddah (IINA) � Several organizations including the Muslim World League (MWL) came out in support of the Qatar-linked people and organizations put on the terror blacklist.
Arab states � Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain � that have cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar tightened their squeeze late Thursday by putting 59 individuals and 12 groups linked with Qatar on terrorism blacklist. The developments intensified a confrontation between Qatar and a group of Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt that accuse it of fomenting instability.
In a statement on Friday, the Makkah-based MWL expressed its full support for the lists of terrorist organizations and individuals. The MWL said the sanctions confirm the commitment of the Kingdom and its sisterly countries to fight terrorism and block its sources, funding and supporting, pointing out that the international community should intensify its efforts to counter the activities of terrorist organizations as well as supporters and incubators of terrorism.
Among the 59 people included in the terrorist blacklists, 18 are Qataris, including Abdullah Bin Khalid Al-Thani, a former interior minister and member of Qatar's royal family. In a statement on Thursday, the four countries released the names in light of their commitment to fight terrorism, drying up their sources of funding, combating extremist ideology and its dissemination and promotion, and working together to exterminate it and protect all communities. The four states renew their commitment to enhance all efforts to counter terrorism and to lay the foundations for security and stability in the region. Each reaffirms their respective commitment to pursue individuals and groups perpetuating acts of terror, regionally and globally, the statement said. While appreciating partner states for their support to counter terrorism, extremism and violence, they called for continued and renewed efforts and cooperation in defeating the scourge of terrorism.
Source: International Islamic News Agency