The Emir of Qatar approves the anti-terrorism and money laundering law
The Emir of Qatar approves the anti-terrorism and money laundering law

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, the Emir of Qatar, agreed to ratify a law that was submitted by the country's cabinet on combating money laundering and terrorist financing and to implement it the second day it was published in the official newspaper.


The official Qatar News Agency mentioned that His Highness the Emir of the country endorses Cabinet Resolution No. 41 of 2019 to issue the executive regulations of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Law promulgated by Law No. 20 of 2019 and decides to implement and implement it from the day following the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

It is noteworthy that the anti-terrorist financing file was included among 3 of the demands submitted by the countries of the province, represented by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in addition to Egypt, and the following is stated in this list submitted to Qatar.

Tamim bin Hamad, Emir of Qatar, approves the Anti-Terrorism and Money Laundering Law

1- Qatar needs to sever all ties with terrorist, sectarian, and ideological organizations, especially the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Fatah Al-Sham, previously known as the Nusra Front and the Lebanese Hezbollah. Qatar should formally classify these entities as terrorist groups, based on the list of terrorism announced by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Emirates, and Egypt, and update its list based on any future list that the four countries will announce at a later time.

2- To stop all means of financing for individuals, groups or organizations that have been classified as terrorist by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, the United States and other countries.

3- Delivering terrorist figures, fugitives, and wanted individuals from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain to their countries of origin. Freeze their assets and provide any required information about their stay, movements and money.

It is worth noting that Qatar received from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt a list of 13 requests to restore diplomatic and economic relations after cutting it earlier this month, after accusing the Arab countries of Doha of supporting terrorism, which Qatar strongly denies.

Full list of demands, Qatari officials confirmed reliability:

1. Qatar to officially announce the reduction of diplomatic representation with Iran and the closure of Iranian diplomatic missions in Qatar. Qatar should also expel the Iranian Revolutionary Guards from Qatar and cut any joint military cooperation with Iran. Only trade with Iran that complies with US and international sanctions will be allowed, provided that this does not endanger the security of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Cut off any military or intelligence cooperation with Iran.

2. Qatar should immediately close the Turkish military base currently under construction, and stop any military cooperation with Turkey within the Qatari territory.

3. Qatar needs to sever all ties with terrorist, sectarian, and ideological organizations, especially the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as the Jabhat al-Nusra and the Lebanese Hezbollah. Qatar should formally classify these entities as terrorist groups, based on the list of terrorism announced by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Emirates, and Egypt, and update its list based on any future list that the four countries will announce at a later time.

4. To suspend all means of financing for individuals, groups or organizations that have been classified as terrorist by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, the United States and other countries.

5. Extraditing terrorist figures, fugitives, and wanted individuals from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain to their countries of origin. Freeze their assets and provide any required information about their stay, movements and money.

6. Close the Al-Jazeera network and its stations.

7. Stop interfering in the internal affairs of sovereign countries. Stop naturalization of citizens required from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain. Withdrawal of Qatari citizenship from existing citizens, whose holding of Qatari nationality violates the laws of those countries.

8. Qatar to pay compensation for the loss of life and other financial losses caused by the policies of Qatar in recent years. The amount will be determined in coordination with Qatar.

9. Qatar must align itself with the Gulf states and other Arab countries militarily, politically, socially and economically, in line with an agreement reached with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2014.

10. Qatar provides all personal details about all the opposition members that Qatar has supported and details of all the support Qatar has provided them in the past. Stop all contacts with the political opposition in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain. Submit all files separating Qatar's communications data with and supporting the opposition groups.

11. Qatar closes all news platforms that it funds, directly and indirectly, including Arabi 21, Rusd, Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed, Supplement, and Middle East Eye, etc. These are some examples, and here we mean all the platforms funded by Qatar.

12. Approval of all demands within 10 days of their submission to Qatar, or the list becomes invalid. The document does not specify what countries will do if Qatar refuses to comply.

13. Approve monthly reviews during the first year after approving the demands, then once every quarter during the second year. Over the next ten years, Qatar's compliance will be monitored annually.