The Qatari regime is paying today the price of playing on contradictions and combining opposites for the sake of its interests after resorting to the enemies of the Arab and Islamic nation and those of the expansionist projects in the region to protect it from falling and to spite the Arab countries. The result now is that the Qatari regime has turned its country into a battlefield of interests between Iran, Israel and Turkey.

By examining the events and news related to the Qatari crisis and its implications on the domestic level, the facts reveal the dangerous policy pursued by the Qatari regime and its advisors in dealing with this crisis, which is playing on contradictions and establishing hidden relations with the enemies of the Arab and Islamic nation to use them as much as possible in enabling the Qatari regime to continue ruling and to retaliate from the Arab Quartet.

Qatar’s policy has become blind thanks to the hatred and hostility of the regime there towards the Arab boycotting countries who lost all patience with the Qatari destructive behavior and its destructive terrorist activities, which is a legal and legitimate right for any country in protecting its own people and security and maintain its development and growth, in addition to what this boycott has proven in reducing the terrorist activities in the region following weakening Doha’s capabilities. However, this angered the regime as well as Iran because of the disruption of their project in spreading chaos in the Arab countries, hence, the Qatari regime’s resort was in conducting deals and secret agreements with Iran and the Zionist entity in order to get their support in facing this crisis, and consequently opened Qatar’s doors for their military, security and intelligence forces. Nevertheless, the ambitions of Tehran and Tel Aviv and the determination of each party to obtain the greatest interests, led to the exposure of these activities and relations, and turning Qatar into a prey to Iranian and Israeli wolves.

There have recently been indications of serious differences caused by the Iranian-Israeli presence in Qatar, the clash of interests between these two parties and the inability of the Qatari regime to contain them. This has been reflected as a major concern and dilemma since the start of the crisis, for what such conflict can be reflected on the Qatari regime’s relationship with its biggest supporters and the potential loss of their support, which has been the cause of its steadfastness for this time. The reason for the dispute is that Iran has carried out hidden activities inside Qatar and without the knowledge of the regime there, which has angered Israel. This made the Iranian presence more dangerous to the Qatari regime itself, and even led to divisions among members of the ruling family in Doha.

By interpreting this crisis thoroughly, it appears that the Qatari regime is very disturbed by these Iranian activities which have ignored completely the Qatari sovereignty and exceeded all red lines in addition to what it brought of Israeli angry reaction. The regime is now aware of the seriousness of what it has done not only on the security of the region but also for its own one. In fact, it is unable to manage this crisis, in which regional expansionist interests struggle to swallow Qatar.

The aim of Iran and Israel now from their presence in in Qatar is no longer to protect the regime from falling as much as to achieve their interests, and to use the crisis in the interest of the Iranian-Israeli expansionist projects. That is why Qatar has become a battlefield for the enemies of the Arab and Islamic nation.

The Iranian-Israeli differences have surfaced after Israel became aware of Iranian intentions to acquire dangerous weapons through the Qatari regime and its arms deals with some European countries and that Iran is pushing the Qatari regime to conclude arms deals with Western countries and then obtain a part of it. This has opened the appetite of Iran to use Qatar and its territorial waters for the establishment of military bases that include weapons dangerous to the security of the region, similar to the scenario of Iranian military bases in Iraq.

Al Mezmaah Studies & Research Centre

26 June  2018