31 Oct 2017 - 16:43
Bahrain admits “it’s a siege” and imposes entry visas on visitors from Qatar
Doha: Bahrain on Monday ordered the imposition of visas on visitors from Qatar, according to the country’s official news agency BNA.
BNA reported that King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, chairing a cabinet meeting, also directed authorities to take necessary procedures to "tighten entry and residence procedures".
In June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain all abruptly cut all ties and imposed a siege with Qatar.
Yesterday Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed admitted in a tweet that it is a blockade and siege and not a boycott as they used to claim before. He also called for freezing Qatar’s membership from GCC and said Bahrain will not attend GCC meeting if Qatar is present.
Qatar has always said it’s a siege and it is against all international norms and human right practices.