The government of the Emirate of Qatar, appeared in the international isolation in connection with the financing of terror, has paid $ 2.5 million to John Ashcroft, former US attorney General, whose law firm will review and confirm documented the efforts made by the Qatari government in the fight against this phenomenon.
About it writes on Sunday, June 11, the newspaper the Washington Post, citing AP.
Ashcroft, who served as head of the Prosecutor General in the government of George Bush, would personally lead his Washington firm, designed «to assess, test and, if necessary, to strengthen adherence to the client’s measures to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism», as well as to lobby legislators and the media in accordance with the documents submitted to the U.S. Department of justice.
The company Ashcroft Law Firm on Friday filed a report to the Department of national security at the Ministry of justice. These documents must be presented within the framework of the Law on the registration of foreign agents, first put in place in connection with Nazi propagandists operating in the United States on the eve of the Second world war.
In the presented papers said firm Ashcroft «has the right to participate in outreach efforts to United States government and / or to communicate with the media» in the ongoing investigations. From the Emirate this contract was signed by Ahmad al Hammadi, General Secretary of the foreign Ministry of Qatar.
On the eve of the government of Niger said that withdrawing its Ambassador from Qatar, according to Reuters. Thus, the Niger intends to demonstrate its solidarity with the Arab States boycotting Qatar.
Its support for nine Arab countries, break at last week’s diplomatic relations with Qatar, expressed Mauritania, Senegal and Gabon.
In addition, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced the introduction of sanctions against 12 companies and entities associated with Qatar and also published a list of 59 persons accused of supporting and sponsoring terror.
The number of sanctioned organizations entered the Qatari charitable funds Eid al-Thany Charity and Qatar Charity, the Qatar volunteer center, Doha Apple company Company (Internet technology), the Bahraini «Coalition 14 February» and «Brigade» Libyan «Saraya al-Ashtar».
A day earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump urged Qatari authorities to immediately stop the financing of terrorism, noting that Qatar has historically been a sponsor of terrorists at a very high level.