Clearing Al-Jazeera’s Smokescreen—and Qatar’s | Opinion

“Indeed, Al Jazeera is an overt tool of Qatar’s emir. Until recently, the emir was Al Jazeera’s owner of record. As the Rubio/Zeldin letter states: “(D)ocuments filed in the United Kingdom show that Al Jazeera International (AJI) was controlled by the emir of Qatar until 2018, after which the person of significant control was changed from the emir of Qatar to Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN). The board of AJMN is chaired by Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, a relative of the emir.” Indeed, Sheikh Al Thani has even engaged in foreign relations on Qatar’s behalf.

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