United Nations, New York City  Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani used the pulpit of the UN General Assembly to attack the four neighbours that have imposed a blockade against it, accusing them of terrorism-like behaviour.

Sheikh Tamim also met privately US President Donald Trump at the annual diplomatic session in New York on Tuesday as Qatar sought to win international support in its 106-day-old spat with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt.

The emir blasted the unjust blockade as a betrayal from his neighbours that had ultimately failed to bring Qatar to its knees and to capitulate to a total tutelage to be imposed on it.

The blockade aimed to pressure Qataris via foodstuffs, medicine and ripping off consanguineous relations to force them change their political affiliation to destabilise a sovereign country, he said in a 22-minute address from the UNs iconic marble rostrum.

Isnt this one of the definitions of terrorism? Sheikh Tamim asked.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdog...