News Exercise #194

Question number 2 is very challenging, as the speaker has an extremely strong accent.
1. Why do Qatar’s arab opponents insist that the TV network Al Jazeera be shut down?
2. Complete this quotation from the Qatari Foreign Minister starting at 1:30
“Qatar __ __, and __ __, support __ __ __, or will never __ __ __ __ __ __ __ from (within) Qatar, or __ __ __ Qatar. And it will __ __ __ it takes in order to __ __ __ __.”
3. Why is Qatar valuable to the UK and the US?

Answers:
1. Why do Qatar’s Arab opponents insist that the TV network Al Jazeera be shut down?
They say that Qatar allows extremist preachers to broadcast on Al Jazeera.
2. Complete this quotation from the Qatari Foreign Minister starting at 1:30
“Qatar has never, and will never, support any terrorist movement, or will never allow terrorism funds to be raised from (within) Qatar, or be channelled through Qatar. And it will take whatever measures it takes in order to get rid of them.”
3. Why is Qatar valuable to the UK and the US?
Qatar holds major investments in UK businesses and building developments. Qatar hosts the US’s largest airbase in the Middle East.

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