Abu Dhabi [U.A.E.] August 19: A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood has confessed that Qatar supported the banned Islamist members to destabilize the United Arab Emirates.
According to Al Arabiya, Isa Khalifa Al Suwaidi confessed of Qatar’s involvement in the organization’s secret meetings and the numerous donations Doha has made to support the banned Islamist members in the UAE.
Al Suwaidi is a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood who was a senior member of the organization’s “Majlis Shura Al Jama’a,” or the advisory board.
His confessions were broadcasted on local UAE television channels on Friday during a 30-minute episode of the hit documentary, “Qatar’s terrorism support files”.
Al Arabiya reports that the documentary also showed a video of a fugitive Emirati member of the secret organization while addressing a training course to incite the trainees to act against the UAE and its symbols, and who called for “changing the regime in the UAE, or toppling it.”
In June this year, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt abruptly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. The severing of relations included withdrawing ambassadors, and imposing trade and travel bans.
The Saudi-led coalition cited Qatar’s alleged support for terrorism as the main reason for their actions, insisting Qatar has violated a 2014 agreement with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).