Egypt summons Qatari envoy after criticisms of crackdown




 
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Egypt summons Qatari envoy after criticisms of crackdown
 
January 4th, 2014  
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Egypt summons Qatari envoy after criticisms of crackdown
Egypt's foreign ministry summoned Qatar's ambassador on Saturday to complain about interference in its internal affairs after Doha criticized Cairo's crackdown on the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. The formerly close Qatari-Egyptian relationship has soured since the Egyptian army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, who had been firmly supported by Doha, last July following mass protests against his one-year rule. Cairo then launched a wide crackdown against Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood group and labeled it a terrorist group last week. Qatar said on Saturday that the decision to name the Brotherhood a terrorist organization was "a prelude to a shoot-to-kill policy" against demonstrators who have been staging frequent protests to call for Mursi's reinstatement.




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