Qatar emir points to ‘unprecedented’ campaign of criticism against his country ahead of World Cup

Qatar is facing a campaign of criticism “wonderfully” On hosting the World Cup (November 20-December 18), Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said on Tuesday that attacks on his country “Exceptions”.

“As we have the honor of hosting the World Cup [la FIFA a désigné le Qatar comme pays hôte en décembre 2010], “Qatar has been the target of an unprecedented campaign that no other host country has experienced.”He said at the Legislative Council in Doha.

“At first, we approached this topic in good faith and we thought some criticisms were positive and useful, helping us to develop the necessary aspects”Amir continued.

“But it soon became clear to us that the real causes and motivations of this campaign, unfortunately, have reached a persistent level that has surprised many, and that there exists and is expanding a campaign of slander and duplicity.He added.

The awarding of the World Cup to Qatar has caused much controversy over issues such as respect for human rights and environmental protection. The running of the competition and the working conditions of the foreign workers who built the infrastructure at the eight stadiums that emerged from the ground for the tournament have been consistently criticized.

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