One year of boycott has revealed what was the Qatari regime hiding of conspiracies and schemes aiming at undermining the security and stability of all Gulf countries. Conspiracies that were planned immediately after the outbreak of the Gulf crisis in 2014, so apparently the Qatari regime did lift the white flag at that time but with a hateful black heart, and did not waste time or opportunity to weave conspiracies and plot against the Gulf states. To do that, Qatar secretly approached the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and opened channels of communication with its commanders. This task was carried out by the Qatari intelligence service under the direct supervision of the ruling family. Between the Qatari crisis of 2014 and the current crisis that began in 2017, the Qatari regime and the Revolutionary Guard were plotting and drawing plans to strike at the security and stability of the Gulf countries, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, through espionage programs and spreading terrorist groups to carry out subversive activities aimed at striking both security and the economy.

Despite the secrecy of these conspiracies and joint Iranian-Qatari schemes, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain and many Arab countries have exposed and thwarted them with a number of wise decisions, foremost of which is boycotting Qatar and severing relations with the Iranian regime.

These conspiracies and plots were the main reason for Iran’s rush to announce its support for the Qatari terrorism, and the direct reason for the Qatari regime’s insistence on its positions towards the Gulf crisis and its intransigence in rejecting the demands of the Arab Quartet. The Qatari regime does not have the decision to accept a political solution, because the Revolutionary Guard has put conditions to deal with it that ensure that its hostile attitudes towards the Gulf states are not reversed. These include implicating Qatar in conspiring in a number of issues, including supporting Houthis against the Arab Coalition; support and finance Iranian militias in Iraq, approving the deployment of Iranian military and security forces in Qatar and the establishment of espionage centers and secret centers to run the crisis in Qatar.

This means that the Qatari crisis will continue as its solution depends on the Revolutionary Guard and not on the regime in Doha, and since the Revolutionary Guard believes that prolonging this crisis is one of its most important current schemes for being a tool to expand its sedition and weakening the Arab Coalition that is fighting terrorism and the subversive activities of the Iranian regime in the region. This means that resolving the Qatari crisis and many other regional issues that have become fuel to destabilize the security and stability of the region depends on weakening or overthrowing the Iranian regime.

Boycotting Qatar and Iran by the Arab countries has played a major role in exposing Qatari and Iranian terrorism to the international community and in building a system of international and regional decisive policies against these regimes and their destructive behavior. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been first to expose the behavior of the regimes in Qatar and Iran, stopping their conspiracies and expansion plans in the region, warning of the consequences of Doha’s and Tehran’s destructive policies not only for the region but for the whole world, which was deceived by the Qatar’s media and the statements of its officials, as well as the laughing diplomatic face adopted by the Rouhani government during the past years.

Currently, after the failure of their subversive projects, Tehran and Doha seek to support any group or movement hostile to the Arab countries, including the Houthi group, which is waging a war against the Yemeni people and the legitimacy forces supported by the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, sectarian militias in Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria and other terrorist groups deployed in some Arab countries. However, the defeat of these groups and their successive losses on all fronts have taken the fate of the leaders in Qatar and Iran into a dark tunnel whose walls are made of despair and frustration and its sole end is the inevitable fall.

Al Mezmaah Studies & Research Centre

July 3,  2018