(CNN) — Saudi Arabia, a United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced Wednesday a withdrawal of their ambassadors from Qatar since Doha had not implemented an agreement among Gulf Arab countries not to meddle in any others’ inner affairs.
The 3 countries, that are all partial of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) along with Qatar, announced a rare pierce in a corner statement.
They pronounced GCC members had sealed a understanding Nov 23 that enclosed “a confidence agreement and a joining to a beliefs that safeguard non-interference in a inner affairs of any of a GCC countries, possibly directly or indirectly, and not to support any activity that would bluster a confidence and fortitude of any of a GCC countries from organizations or individuals, including support for antagonistic media.”
GCC unfamiliar ministers met in Riyadh Tuesday to try to convince Qatar to exercise a agreement, a matter said.
“Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain hoped that a agreement will be implemented, however, after some-more than 3 months after a signing of a agreement, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain feel that a State of Qatar did not take a required actions to put it into practice,” a matter on a Saudi Foreign Ministry Facebook page said.
“Therefore Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain bewail to announce that they will take what they hold to be a suitable stairs to strengthen a confidence and fortitude of their nations by withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar.”
Qatar voiced “regret and surprise” during a preference and pronounced it would not retaliate with a same move, a cupboard matter published on a state Qatar News Agency said.
It pronounced it would sojourn committed to “preserving and safeguarding a confidence and stability” of a GCC countries.
Tensions between Qatar and a rest of a GCC have increasing in new years.
Wednesday’s proclamation is a clearest pointer nonetheless of a difference between Gulf Arab nations and Qatar, a noticed believer of Islamist groups such as a Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere in a Middle East — that are noticed with guess or undisguised feeling by some associate GCC members. Qatar denounced final year’s ouster of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsy, who hails from a Brotherhood.
The GCC, shaped in 1981, consists of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, a United Arab Emirates and Oman.