UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Egypt accused Qatar on Thursday of adopting a “pro-terrorist” policy that violated United Nations Security Council resolutions and described it as “shameful” that the 15-member body had not held Qatar accountable.
Qatar’s U.N. ambassador, Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, rejected the “baseless accusations” made by Egyptian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Ihab Awad Moustafa after the Security Council adopted a resolution to renew sanctions on Islamic State and al Qaeda.
“It’s crucial for the Security Council to make these countries that don’t respect these resolutions accountable,” Moustafa told the council. “For example, the adoption by the Qatar regime of a pro-terrorist policy.”
Al-Thani told Reuters after the meeting: “Egypt is exploiting their Security Council seat to drag in issues that are not relevant to the council’s agenda … it’s just serving their own national agenda.”
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