Israel accuses Qatar of financing terrorism through Iran
TEL AVIV, BM, ($1=3.27 Israeli Shekels) – Information that Israel refuses to comment on and does not confirm, but does not deny, could lead to a deterioration in relations between the United States and Qatar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing the Washington Examiner newspaper.
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According to reporters from the Washington Examiner and the Voice of America, Joe Biden has received intelligence from Israel that Qatar is funding the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC], which has been declared a terrorist organization by the White House. The intelligence transfer took place during a meeting in June between US President Joe Biden and then-resigning Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
The US State Department confirmed the information that accusations are being considered, amid Israel’s refusal to comment on the veracity of the facts, which only reinforces the feeling that Tel Aviv has indeed provided such information. However, the State Department emphasizes that “Qatar and the United States have a robust strategic, security, and counterterrorism partnership. Qatar is one of the United States’ closest military allies in the region. U.S.-Qatar military and security cooperation contribute to the safety and stability of the region.”
The silence of the Israeli authorities did not prevent The Times of Israel from confirming this intelligence report, citing an Israeli intelligence source. A second source did the same, but this time the confession appeared in another American media – the Voice of America.
Coincidentally or not, it was during the meeting between Joe Biden and Reuven Rivlin that Washington decided to close its bases in Qatar and transfer much of their equipment to Jordan. This Thursday [July 22nd], Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani to discuss crises in the region. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has been in the White House’s sights for many years, having been responsible for the deaths of at least 600 American soldiers over the past decade. In the winter of 2020, the United States took action and assassinated the then corps leader, General Qasem Soleimani.
There are currently 10,000 US troops stationed in Qatar, but experts suggest that Israel’s accusations against the Qatari royal family and leaders of the small monarchy could significantly worsen relations between the United States and Qatar.
There is still no specific information about what exactly the report says, but it is assumed that the information is about the Quds Force – a wing of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps. We remind you that Qatar has been repeatedly lured into funding terrorist organizations, including Islamic State and Lebanese Hezbollah.
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