France: PSG buying Neymar not to let Qatar off terror-funding hook

August 5, 2017 2:48 PM

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Paris, Aug. 5 (BNA): Qatar is not off the hook from questions over possible terrorism financing, despite a record deal by Qatari-owned French football club Paris Saint-Germain to recruit Brazilian player Neymar, France's government spokesman said.

"It's essential that Qatar sheds full transparency on subjects like the financing of terrorism," Castaner in an LCI television interview after the football team's announcement. "We are allowed to ask questions. France is favourable to dialogue."

Castaner said the move by PSG to recruit Neymar Jr is a play by Qatar to influence diplomacy through sports and that Doha must still answer on terrorism and any role it may or may not play in financing it, Al Arabiya reported.


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