Qatari royal close to SA says his assets have been frozen

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A member of Qatar’s royal family said on Saturday that Qatari authorities have frozen his bank accounts over his role in Doha’s crisis with its neighbours.”The Qatari regime has honoured me by freezing all my bank accounts,” Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani tweeted.
In August, Sheikh Abdullah met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to mediate on reopening a land border to allow Qatari pilgrims to perform Hajj.The breakneck speed with which he has become known is represented by his Twitter account, which was created a day after his meeting with Prince Mohammed and grew to have more than 300,000 followers in less than two weeks.
Sheikh Abdullah belongs to a branch of the Al Thani royal family, which has seen its power eroded but is still well-connected.Sheikh Abdullah’s role as a representative of the Qatari royal family was denied in Doha but the Saudi Arabian government moved along with his role as emissary nonetheless.
Source Credit: The National
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