German FM slams move to isolate QatarStaff Writer | June 8, 2017
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel criticized the decision by several Arab countries to sever ties with Qatar and U.S. President Donald Trump's involvement in the crisis, German media reported.
Tensions Qatar has been accused of supporting extremism
"Such a 'Trumpification' of relations in a region already susceptible to crises is particularly dangerous," he said.
"I am very concerned with the dramatic escalation and the consequence for the whole region," Gabriel told the newspaper.
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates severed ties with Qatar on Monday. Yemen, Libya and the Maldives followed suit.
Qatar has been accused of supporting extremism and destabilizing the region, but it rejected such accusations as "unjustified" and "baseless." ■