Qatar WAR tensions RISING: Bahrain claims right over Qatari land as Gulf crisis BOILS OVER

Monday, November 6, 2017
By Paul Martin

BAHRAIN has claimed the right to seize territory from embattled Qatar amid an escalating diplomatic crisis in the Gulf.

Mon, Nov 6, 2017

A statement issued by Bahraini state media said the nation “has every right to claim what was cut off forcibly from its land and to dispute the legitimacy of the Qatari rule”.

The Bahraini Government also accused its neighbour of “usurping” the nation’s “legitimate rights” and “undermining its security” by supporting terrorists.

It says its claims are supported by “irrefutable evidence” and “undeniable proof”.

The accusations come as tensions are running high in the Gulf after several countries, including Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed land, sea and air blockades.

Qatar is accused of supporting terrorist groups, including Islamic State and Hezbollah – charges the oil-rich state strongly denies.

And the crisis has escalated in recent weeks after Bahrain stepped up its threats against Qatar.

Bahrain recently vowed it would boycott a summit of Gulf leaders if Qatar attended, and last week it imposed visa requirements on its neighbour – a move Qatar branded as “unprecedented”.

The disputed territory at the centre of the crisis is the Hawar Islands, just off the Qatari coast, and the town of Zubara, on the northern coast of the island of Qatar.

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