Qatar minister accuses Germany of 'double standards' in World Cup criticism

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BERLIN, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Qatar's overseas curate has accused Germany of "double standards" implicit its disapproval of the World Cup host's quality rights grounds and has defended its summoning of the German ambassador, successful a paper interrogation published connected Monday.

Qatar has faced aggravated criticism from quality rights groups implicit its attraction of migrant workers, who on with different foreigners comprise the bulk of the country's population.

Qatar's overseas ministry last period summoned the German ambassador implicit Interior Minister Nancy Faeser's comments that a country's quality rights grounds should beryllium factored into whether they are selected arsenic World Cup host.

"On the 1 side, the German colonisation is misinformed by authorities politicians; connected the other, the authorities has nary occupation with america erstwhile it comes to vigor partnerships oregon investments," said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung paper successful an interview.

"We are annoyed by the treble standards," helium said, adding that Qatar had faced a systematic run against it successful the 12 years since being selected to big the World Cup that helium said nary different state had faced.

"It is ironic erstwhile this code is struck successful countries successful Europe that telephone themselves wide democracies. It sounds precise arrogant, frankly, and precise racist," helium told the newspaper.

Al-Thani described calls for information guarantees for minorities - which Faeser had requested arsenic a prerequisite earlier agreeing to be the World Cup - arsenic superfluous and said German politicians should absorption much connected hatred crimes occurring wrong their country's ain borders.

Writing by Miranda Murray, editing by Rachel More and Gareth Jones

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