Al-Irada party says backs government’s position on Gulf crisis
08/06/2017 15:13, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The Al-Irada party, on Thursday, affirmed its support for the Tunisian government's position against pressure to participate in the embargo "unfairly" imposed on Qatar.

In a statement, the party insists on the independence of decision of Tunisia which seeks to reconcile the views to overcome the current crisis.

Al-Irada believes that Tunisia has a political and moral responsibility to support the resistance, to lay down the democratic foundations, to establish social citizenship, to serve the Arab interests and to face the security challenges facing the Arab States today at both regional and international levels.

The party warned of the serious consequences of the crisis in the Gulf on the stability and fate of the region, calling on the "wise men of the nation" to intervene urgently to ease the tensions.

In its statement, the Al-Irada party criticised the attack of "certain Arab regimes opposed to democracy and allies of Israel" against Qatar "because of its support for resistance and revolution."

In this vein, the party deplores the policies that support counter-revolutions, hamper the path of resistance, citizenship and liberation and fuel civil wars and sectarian conflicts to destabilise the region.


President of Al Irada, Moncef Marzouki, said in a post on his Facebook page in the aftermath of the Gulf crisis that Qatar is a friendly country and that the Tunisian government should oppose attempts to isolate the country and to put it “under guardianship.”

President Beji Caïd Essebsi had expressed at a meeting with the Foreign Minister on Wednesday the desire to invite the Gulf countries to overcome their differences through dialogue and resolve all the outstanding issues to preserve the invulnerability of the Arab Gulf and the peace and security of the region.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, last Monday, announced their decision to cut diplomatic, consular and trade ties with Qatar.

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