Saudi plan to invade Qatar in 2017 aimed at usurping Doha’s wealth Aug 09, 2020 0 13479 12345 The term invasion no longer exists in today’s dictionary of a civilised world. The very idea of an invasion has been banished by international legislations, condemned by the United Nations and shunned by the world of diplomacy.So, the plans of Saudi Arabia to invade Qatar in the summer of 2017 represent a criminal mindset which has no place in modern day society. The plans for a military action against Qatar, a member state of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), are regrettable and shocking as they go against the very tenet of brotherhood and good neighbourliness. It was against this very basis on which the GCC was founded.The plans, which were largely devised by the Saudi and UAE leaders, involved Saudi ground troops crossing the land border into Qatar, and, with military support from the UAE, advancing roughly 70 miles towards Doha.The move would have plunged the entire region into chaos, jeopardising the security and stability of the Middle East.However, the real reason behind the invasion plot was hugely deplorable. The aim of the blockading countries was to usurp Qatar’s wealth, take control of its huge natural resources and impose their agendas on Qatar.The accusations that the blockading countries have tried to attribute to Qatar are nothing but to create justifications for achieving other larger goals that risk the future of the region and its people. Around the time when Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and closed down their land, sea, and air borders with the country, or shortly afterwards, Qatari sources in Saudi Arabia discovered the invasion plan.The then US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acted after the Qatari government notified him and the US embassy in Doha. Tillerson then made a series of phone calls urging Saudi officials not to take military action against Qatar.American Foreign Policy magazine published a report highlighting how US President Donald Trump rejected a proposal by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on June 6 to invade Qatar – a day after the four countries imposed a blockade on Qatar.The military option revealed by the Foreign Policy magazine reinforces what His Highness the Amir of State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah said in a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump, at the White House on September 7, 2017, about the success of Kuwaiti mediation in stopping the military intervention against Qatar. RELATED ARTICLES Ras Laffan Hospital played key role in recovery of 4,000 COVID-19 patients Aug 09, 2020 0 1747 Amir condoles with Indian president, PM Aug 09, 2020 0 7423 Qatari team begins rescue operation in Lebanon Aug 09, 2020 0 7368 COVID-19 recoveries jump by 296 to reach 109,438 QNA Doha Qatar on Saturday reported 267 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said in its daily report. Also, 296 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total .. It’s shocking a GCC member state planned to attack another: Official Tribune News Network Doha A top official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has termed the American Foreign Policy magazine report about a Saudi Arabia’s proposal to invade Qatar as shocking. In a series of tweets, .. Over QR94 mn raised for Lebanon blast victims Tribune News Network Doha The live fundraising campaign — Lebanon in Our Hearts — has raised over QR94 million during a live transmission on Qatar TV on Saturday. The donations were made by individuals, banks and .. QFMA okays amendments to QSE rulebook Satyendra Pathak Doha The Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) on Saturday announced that it has approved amendments to QSE’s rulebook relating to market maker and liquidity provider. The amendments regarding ..