Russia threatens to destroy Qatar?
The Arab anger following the Russian veto in the UN Security Council on the Syrian crisis resolution still makes the headlines. Now, the Arab world is excited about alleged threats made by Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin against Qatar. An Algerian website reported on an alleged dispute between Churkin and the prime minister of Qatar , Sheikh Hamad al-Thani during the Syria debate. As Hamad reportedly warned Churkin that Moscow's veto would lead Russia to "lose" all the Arab states, it is claimed that Churkin responded by saying: "If you continue to talk to me like that, Qatar will not see the tomorrow. "
Meanwhile, Moscow has dismissed the report as "dishonest, provocative and dirty". "There is misinformation, there are lies, there are bold lies, but I have no words to describe the present case," Churkin reacted over the recent Algerian report. The Russian diplomat said he has maintained a friendly relationship with Hamad since 2006. "I always try to be polite, even when provoked," Churkin said.
The Russian suggested that this kind of reports aim to create rifts between Russia and the Arab world. Churkin accused the West of being too impatient on the Syrian issue. "If we could have spent two to three days on the resolution, then thee resolution would be adopted unanimously," he said.
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