February 3, 2018

Defence minister: Saudi, UAE intended to invade Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had intentions to invade Qatar at the beginning of a diplomatic crisis that erupted in June, according to Qatar's defence minister.

In an interview with the Washington Post on Friday, Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah said his Gulf neighbours have "tried everything" to destabilise the country, but their intentions to invade were "diffused" by Qatar. Read more.

Al Jazeera

Related,
- Qatar to Saudi Arabia: Quit trying to overthrow our government - Washington Post
- Doha ‘diffused’ attempt by Riyadh, Abu Dhabi to invade Qatar: Defense minister - PressTV

- Trump Warned Saudis Off Military Move on Qatar (video) - Bloomberg
- Trump 'stopped Saudi Arabia and the UAE invading Qatar and deposing its "terror-supporting" regime' - Daily Mail

- The story of the Saudi-UAE ‘invasion’ of Qatar - Al Arabiya

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