Q: Are you concerned that Qatar had supported terrorist groups?
ADM. KIRBY: I've seen those reports. And if the reports are true, absolutely, it's concerning.
http://www.defense.gov/Transcripts/T...nscriptID=5495However, Qatar’s monitoring of private individuals’ and charitable associations’ contributions to foreign entities remained inconsistent. Qatari-based terrorist fundraisers, whether acting as individuals or as representatives of other groups, were a significant terrorist financing risk and may have supported terrorist groups in countries such as Syria. The ascension of the new Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani did not result in any political changes that would affect the Government of Qatar’s ability to counter terrorism.
Country Reports on Terrorism 2013 Middle East and North Africa Overview