The United States was aware that Qatar and Saudi Arabia provided financial support to the militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state.”* This is stated in the published WikiLeaks the emails of the former candidate for U.S. President, former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
So, in a letter to Clinton on August 17, 2014, addressed to the head of its election headquarters John Podesta, reported on the situation in Syria and Iraq and fight against ISIS*. In the correspondence mentioned the possibility of bringing fighters of the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga and the “Syrian free army” to counter is militants*.
“While this military and paramilitary operation moving forward, we need to use our traditional diplomatic and intelligence assets, in order to exert pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which provided clandestine financial support to ISIS* and other radical Sunni groups in the region,” the letter said(quoted by TASS).
Monday, June 5, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya’s interim government, the Republic of Maldives and Republic of Mauritius announced the severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar over the Emirate’s support of terrorism and extremist ideology, its hostile policy and intervention in the Affairs of Arab States.
In addition, some countries reported the adoption of other measures, in particular the cessation of Maritime and air communication with Qatar, expel its diplomats and citizens.
Qatari authorities said that regret by those countries, and called such steps are unwarranted. Qatar intends to settle differences with other countries, which led to a diplomatic crisis through dialogue. On Tuesday said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Emirate Mohammed bin Abdel Rahman al Thani. He also noted that the severance of diplomatic relations of some Arab countries with Qatar “will not have an impact on daily life in Qatar”.
Meanwhile, the Financial Times reported that Qatar paid 1 billion dollars to terrorists for the release of members of the Royal family. It was reported that they went hunting to the South of Iraq and was captured by militants hostage.
*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.