Countries move to prosecute Qatar for terror support

“Qatar could face UN Security Council sanctions in view of its failure to comply with the council’s counter-terrorism resolutions,” Dr Mohammad Hassan Al Qasim, Dean of College of law and professor of International Law at the UAE University, said.

UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2133 in January 2014, reaffirming its decision that all states should prevent and suppress any financing of terror groups. That resolution’s preamble calls on states to coordinate and assist the appropriate parties in kidnapping and hostage situations, and to get the private sector on board with anti-ransom policies.

Dr Al Qasim said that five GCC members — Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman — can also suspend or cancel Qatar’s membership in the GCC with a unanimous decision.

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