Egypt decided to cut ties with Qatar Monday morning along with several other countries in the gulf including UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. With Saudi Arabia closing off its borders and giving 48 hours for the Qatari ambassador to leave the country.
Joining those four countries also today, were Libya, Yemen and Maldives who also severed ties with Qatar. Each country had its reasons to cut ties with Qatar.
Egypt stated that one of the reasons that it decided to cut ties with the Qatari government was because it supported the Muslim Brotherhood which Egypt has designated as terrorist group.
The statement released from Egypt stated the following: “Qatar has promoted al-Qaeda’s ideology, and given support to ISIS and terrorist operations in Sinai. Qatar has insisted on interfering in the internal affairs of Egypt and the countries of the region in a manner that threatens Arab national security and promotes the seeds of sedition and division within the Arab societies.”
Egypt also declared that it will close its airspace and sea ports with Qatar.