Some governments are dealing with the crisis as an unwarranted political conflict of the grave humanitarian consequences of the blockade
Feeding hatred and disagreements as a result of the blockade threatens to break down the family fabric of Gulf societies
Washington: October 3, 2018
Dr. Ali bin Samih Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee in Qatar, warned that the international community’s failure to intervene to resolve the Gulf crisis and put an end to the suffering of thousands of families from the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar would affect the security and stability of the region, and would undermine international efforts to ensure security and combat terrorism.
His remarks came during a meeting in Washington with US Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee at the beginning of the meeting briefed the latest repercussions of the blockade imposed on Qatar for about a year and a half, pointing out that since June 5th, 2017, the situation in the Gulf has changed, and Qatar is facing new challenges because of the effects of the blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, along with Egypt.
Al-Marri regretted that “some of the governments are still considering the Gulf crisis as a political dispute between countries only, and does not appreciate the seriousness of the humanitarian consequences of the violations resulting from the blockade, which daily causes weakening the social fabric of the Gulf society, and threatens the stability of social security and peace in the region as a whole. The invasion of the security and social stability of the Gulf states will undermine the international efforts of the United States and the world’s governments to ensure security and stability in the region, as the Middle East is witnessing enough crises and can no longer tolerate new hotbeds of tension and conflicts.
Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh praised the repeated statements by US administration officials that the prolongation of the blockade imposed on Qatar has affected the United States’ efforts to combat terrorism, but criticized “the ineffectiveness of the actions taken by the White House administration to put an end to the crisis, And to stop serious violations of human rights. We hear a lot of political statements and positions, but they need resolutions that activate them. The United States, which is betting on the stability of the region, can take firmer decisions than just to force the blockading countries to stop their violations”.