Emails reveal Cherie Blair lobbied Hillary Clinton to meet Qatari royal

Washington DC, Jul 3 (ANI): Cherie Blair repeatedly lobbied Hillary Clinton for a meeting with an influential member of the Qatari royal family, emails of former US Secretary of State published by the State Department revealed.

As per an email sent by former British PM Tony Blair’s spouse to Clinton in May 2009, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned, a wife of the former emir of Qatar and mother of the ruling emir Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani, was hoping for a “women to women” private meeting with her to improve Qatar’s relationship with the US, the RT America reported.

Blair further wrote “I am sure the conversation would not be confined to these issues but would be about the U.S./Qatar relationship generally.”

The newly-released documents show that Clinton gave in on May 26 and promised to rearrange her schedule to “fit her time,” saying “I could make time to meet in DC during the weeks of June 8th and 15th. Would that work?”

Yet Sheikha Mozah was unable to meet with Clinton on suggested dates in June 2009 “due to prior commitments” and proposed to meet “immediately after Ramadan/Eid week of September 27, 2009.”

Altogether, over 1,900 of Clinton’s emails (3,000 pages) were released and Blair exchanged a series of 19 emails in 2009 asking Clinton to help Mozah improve Qatar’s relationship with the US.

Earlier this year it emerged that the Clinton Foundation allegedly received multiple foreign donations during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

A newly-released book accused the Clinton Foundation of accepting quid pro quo donations from foreign sources while Hillary was secretary of state.

It was revealed that governments that had received frequent criticism from the State Department for repressive policies, countries like Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar, had donated to the Clinton Foundation and gained State Department clearance to buy caches of American-made weapons. (ANI)

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