(SANA’A, YEMEN)- The Qatari authorities have asked members of the Yemeni embassy mission in Doha to leave the country within 48 hours.
A Yemeni diplomatic source told Sputnik Arabic that the Qatari authorities informed the Yemeni diplomats to leave in a maximum of two days from the date of the meeting.
Yemeni Foreign Ministry based in Riyadh has commented on this development.
The Foreign Minister, Abdulmalik Al-Makhlafi, has described the decision of the Qatari authorities to expel the staff of the Yemeni embassy in Doha as an inevitable conclusion.
The Yemeni government based in Riyadh decided on May 5, 2017 to cut its diplomatic relations with Qatar due to the diplomatic crisis in the region without withdrawing its diplomatic mission from Doha immediately, unlike Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.
Qatari media has criticized exiled President, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and his Foreign Minister in particular, claiming that Qatar is spending too much money on the foreign minister and his ministry. Doha’s finances are no doubt being strained from the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar.
Editor-in-Chief of the Qatari newspaper Al Arab, Abdullah Al Adhabah, said on Al Jazeera that the Yemeni government has repudiated Qatar’s human and material sacrifices in order to restore legitimacy and power to the Hadi government.