US Government Reports and Statements

Remarks by President Trump

June 2017

“The nation of Qatar, unfortunately, has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level… the time had come to call on Qatar to ends its funding – they have to end that funding – and its extremist ideology in terms of funding.” – President Trump

Chairman Royce’s Remarks on Qatar’s Support for Hamas

June 2017

“And let me just make an observation at the outset here, and that is: Qatar’s relationship with Hamas remains very concerning. Senior leaders of Hamas and the military wing of the Muslim Brotherhood – which is an Islamist group designated as terrorists by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates – all reside in Qatar today.” – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce

Remarks of Acting Under Secretary Adam Szubin on Countering the Financing of Terrorism at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

October 2016

“[Qatar] still lacks the necessary political will and capacity to effectively enforce their CFT laws against all terrorist financing threats regardless of organization or affiliation.” - Acting Under Secretary Adam Szubin

US Department of State: Country Reports on Terrorism 2015

June 2016

“Despite these efforts, entities and individuals within Qatar continue to serve as a source of financial support for terrorist and violent extremist groups, particularly regional al-Qa’ida affiliates such as the Nusrah Front.”

Bureau of Counterterrorism: Country Reports- Middle East and North Africa Overview

June 2015

"Qatar has a strong legal framework to combat terrorist financing, and sought to strengthen it in 2014. Qatari officials recognized there were gaps in the law and acknowledged a critical need for improvement in implementation. Capacity to address this issue remained an obstacle during the year."

Remarks of Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen before the Center for a New American Security on “Confronting New Threats in Terrorist Financing”

March 2014

“Private fundraising networks in Qatar, for instance, increasingly rely upon social media to solicit donations for terrorists and to communicate with both donors and recipient radicals on the battlefield.” - Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen

Countries/Jurisdictions of Primary Concern – Qatar

March 2014

“Exploitation of charitable services by terrorism financiers continues to be a concern, as does the misuse of exchange houses and other non-bank financial systems.”

Treasury Designates Al-Qa’ida Supporters in Qatar and Yemen

December 2013

“Nu'aymi is a Qatar-based terrorist financier and facilitator who has provided money and material support and conveyed communications to al-Qa'ida and its affiliates in Syria, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen for more than a decade. He was considered among the most prominent Qatar-based supporters of Iraqi Sunni extremists.”

Remarks by Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen at Treasury’s Counter-Terrorist Financing Symposium

September 2011

“The approach taken by Kuwait and Qatar poses a danger to them, and to all of us. So we will continue to work with Kuwait and Qatar, and urge them to take the necessary steps, as others in the region have done over the past decade.” - Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen

Treasury Targets Key Al-Qa’ida Funding and Support Network Using Iran as a Critical Transit Point

July 2011

“Al-Kuwari provides financial and logistical support to al-Qa’ida, primarily through al-Qa’ida facilitators in Iran. Based in Qatar, Kuwari has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial support to al-Qa’ida and has provided funding for al-Qa’ida operations, as well as to secure the release of al-Qa’ida detainees in Iran and elsewhere.”