Qatar is not ready to change its foreign policy to resolve a dispute with fellow Gulf Arab states and will never compromise, Qatar’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
The minister said the country is for peace and not terrorism, and claimed that the issue of changing foreign policy was because their country is successful and progressive.
“We have been isolated because we are successful and progressive. We are a platform for peace not terrorism… This dispute is threatening the stability of the entire region,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told reporters in Doha.
He furthered that they are not ready and will never surrender the independence of their foreign policy.
“We are not ready to surrender, and will never be ready to surrender, the independence of our foreign policy… There cannot ever be a military solution to this problem.” he said.
While the foreign minister said Qatar had not yet been presented with a list of demands by countries which cut off ties with Doha on Monday, he insisted it be solved by peaceful means.