Doha, MINA – Qatar State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sultan Al-Muraikhi said his country had not received an invitation to attend an emergency meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League. The meeting will be held next week in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saudi called for a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss the implications of recent attacks on two Saudi oil installations and four ships off the coast of United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“Qatar, which is still isolated by its Gulf neighbors, has not received an invitation at the two meetings,” Al-Muraikhi said in a statement, as reported by the Anadolu Agency on Monday.
The tensions are increasing in the Gulf with the US deploying aircraft carriers and bombers to the region on suspicion of threats from Iran.
Four ships including two Saudi oil tankers were damaged in a mysterious sabotage attack on Sunday in Fujairah, a port in the United Arab Emirates located at the important entrance to the Gulf.
The incident was followed by drone attacks on Tuesday by Yemeni Houthi rebels on the main Saudi oil pipeline, which provides an alternative export route if the Strait of Hormuz is closed. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)