Emir of Qatar criticizes Iraqi and Egyptian governments
Arab leaders gathered at Kuwait summit. (AFP/file)
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The emir of Qatar has criticized both Egyptian and Iraqi governments in his speech to an Arab summit in Kuwait on Tuesday.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani condemned Iraq’s Shiite-majority government, though without naming Nouri al-Maliki directly, over marginalizing the country’s Sunni minority.
He also criticized Egypt’s crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood and called for authorities to begin a “political dialogue,” AP reports.
Sheikh Tamim also accused fellow Arab leaders of not backing a Qatari $1 billion proposal to support Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, but added that the small Gulf nation will go ahead with a $250 million fund instead, according to AP.
Qatar’s government has come under scrutiny for backing the ousted Muslim Brotherhood, although Egyptian authorities controversially sentenced 529 Mohammed Morsi supporters to death on Monday.
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