FORMER Qatari prime minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem said on Twitter: “We should agree that Iran is a neighbor we disagree with on some policies, but we should not take it too far, up to the level of absolute enmity. It is an opportunity for us, as GCC countries, to have a dialogue amidst pressures in order to reach a compromise on co-existence with that neighbor.”
Such a statement has only two interpretations concerning Iranian relations with the GCC countries by a GCC political personality — either the major player in Qatari policy making ignores the reality and history to pacify a certain ally, or he is maliciously causing trouble.
In both cases, he circumvents the truth and he will not get a reward from an admonition that he should have directed towards the current ally of his country — Iran. He should have urged Iran to make peace with the GCC countries based on the principle that accepting fault is a virtue, so Iran needs to confess atrocities perpetrated against capitals in the region. From there, a new chapter will be opened and it will no longer interfere in the internal affairs of GCC countries.
According to the late Huda Sultan’s song, “I will remind you if you have forgotten.” We will remind Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem that the GCC countries did not insert an article in the constitution to “export revolution” as it was done by the Mullah regime. It was Iran which fought a war for eight years under the pretext that “the road to Al-Quds passes through Karbala at a time it was engrossed with the United States in the ‘Contragate’ known to everybody.
It was Iran that propelled protests at the Holy Mosque in Makkah while its cells carried out three bombings in the 1980s in the Holy Land, where Allah Almighty prohibits blood spilling. Iran’s spies formed sectarian cells in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and prompted the so-called Saudi Hezbollah to bomb Al-Khobar Towers.
Talking about Bahrain is a long story. A former minister of foreign affairs should be privy to incidents in the past 20 years concerning terrorist cells, bombings and assassination attempts which preceded undermining the Bahraini internal security. It was an attempt to invade this Arab nation whose independence and sovereignty Iran does not recognize till date.
Dear former prime minister, “I will remind you if you have forgotten” about what the Iranian spies did in Kuwait starting from the 1983 explosions up to the attempted assassination of HH the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad, hijacking of civilian airplanes, spy cells managed by the Iranian Embassy, what is known as ‘Abdally Cell’ and weapon storages found in the homes of suspects.
This is the list of some terrorist activities perpetrated by the Mullah regime against GCC countries. We do not have to remind you of Iran’s actions in Lebanon where it engaged in killings over the years due to the interference of the Revolutionary Guard. It is the same story in Yemen where its agents, the Houthis, have been perpetrating one of the most brutal crimes against humanity — starving millions of Yemenis. How about Iraq, the beautiful country that the Revolutionary Guard has transformed into an 18th century nation? Iran has starved its people, disconnected electricity and diverted water tributaries. Your Excellency, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, you are aware of all the hidden cruelties perpetrated by sectarian gangsters working for Iran.
Your Excellency, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem, you might have forgotten that the GCC countries have the freedom to take decisions and sovereignty. When the United States and Israel changed their policies, it does not mean our countries are their tails. Countries have the freedom to take decisions, emanating from historical facts that cannot be erased by a stroke of a pen or a handshake. Therefore, the leaders of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman will not seek help for their people from the paper tiger Iran or stand at the doorsteps of Khameini, Rouhani and Sulaimani to kiss their hands and hand over their countries on a platter of weakness.
Your Excellency, the Minister, it is wise and logical to enjoy your wealth and leave everybody to God; because a novice druggist cannot fix the devastation perpetrated by a terrorist.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times