Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Sulaiman al-Khulaifi, Qatar’s ambassador to Belgium, reportedly promised a international consultant EUR 750,000 ($879,805) to hold hidden information that revealed Doha as support for Lebanon’s Hezbollah, according to the Jerusalem Post, which says the consultant called al-Khulaifi in an exclusive.
We’ve had previously mentioned the accusations made in the German newspaper Die Zeit but at the time the Qatar’s ambassador was passive.
Qatar’s ambassador accused of terrorism funding
Today, the analyst at the center of the case named privately as Jason G., publicly outed Qatar’s Ambassador al-Khulaifi to the Jerusalem Post as the ambassador who supposedly paid him thousands of dollars during clandestine meetings and promised him a much greater amount in exchange for not exposing Qatar’s suspected financing of Hezbollah.
The initial article by German news outlet Die Zeit reported that the intelligence contractor identified as “Jason G.” has evidence that the Qatari government was aware of Qatari organizations supporting Hezbollah, which countries like the US and Germany label as a terrorist entity.
Jason G., who was reportedly working for various security and intelligence agencies and running a business in Qatar. He told Zeit that while working in Doha he came across the details.
“Cash flows from many affluent [Qataris] and from Doha to Hezbollah displaced Lebanese citizens. The contributions are also said to have been handled via a charitable agency in Doha. With the awareness of prominent government officials, “Zeit reported.
According to the paper, the details dossier gathered by Jason G., seen in part by Zeit reporters. They have “concrete proof that money flows from the Gulf into militant groups”. Which will raise pressure on Qatar. This may likely result in sanctions.”
Zeit mentioned Jason G also. He said he had come across details about an weapons deal going on by a Qatar-based corporation from Eastern Europe.