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Classified documents disclosed on Monday revealed details of the 2013 Riyadh agreement signed between the Gulf states and Qatar concerning the executive mechanism. Documents belonging to a supplementary agreement reached in 2014 were published as well.

The documents bare the signature of Qatar leader Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and shows his commitment to implementing stipulated terms. Released documents show that the undertaking was signed before Gulf leaders.

Declassified information show that the 2013 agreement, signed in Saudi Arabia, was mediated by Kuwait, and it stipulates Qatar’s commitment not to support or finance terrorism.

Doha pledged not to support the Muslim Brotherhood politically, or in any other way. It also committed to deporting non-Qatari members of the organization.

Qatar also signed to adopting a non-interference policy with internal affairs of other Gulf states.

The documents showed Qatar’s commitment not to support any Yemeni faction that poses a threat, and a commitment to shut down institutions that train hostile militants aiming to compromise the stability of Gulf States.

The Qatari Emir’s also pledged to halt support for anti-Gulf media, and to prevent any organization institution from using Qatar as a launching pad for attacks. According to the documents, he committed to a collective approach on Gulf foreign policy.

Qatar has pledged to implement the terms of the 2013 and 2014 agreements.

The agreements affirmed that if Qatar does not adhere to its terms and condition Gulf Cooperation Council Countries are permitted to take whatever measures they deem appropriate to protect their security and stability.