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WTO Report & Saudi Statement
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The World Trade Organisation report on the complaint by Qatar against Saudi Arabia was published today.

The complaint made allegations about sports piracy broadcasting.

You can read the report here:

https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news2...um=twitter
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Saudi Government statement following the WTO Report:

A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel released its report Tuesday ruling against Qatar, and finding that Saudi Arabia’s national security defence was justified under WTO rules.


The WTO panel acknowledged that Saudi Arabia “seeks to protect Saudi citizens and the Saudi population, Saudi government institutions, and the territory of Saudi Arabia from the threats of terrorism and extremism” raised by Qatar in the region.

The panel also found that Saudi Arabia's comprehensive actions were “taken in time of… other emergency in international relations,” based on extensive evidence presented to the WTO tribunal by Saudi Arabia regarding Qatar's violations of regional agreements and commitments to renounce support for violence and unrest in the region.

Saudi Arabia also confirmed to the panel that it provides strong protection of intellectual property rights, including criminal procedures and penalties in cases where credible evidence is available to the Government to support the initiation of proceedings.

In addition to accepting Saudi Arabia’s national security defence, the panel rejected Qatar’s remaining claims that Saudi law violated WTO rules, and rejected claims that the Saudi government supported the alleged copyright piracy. Out of six claims by Qatar, the panel’s single finding regarding criminal proceedings was rendered moot in the course of the WTO dispute.

Saudi Arabia has a strong record of protecting intellectual property and is committed to applying its national law and procedures in full conformity with WTO rules.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will spare no effort to overcome the threats of terrorism and extremism, and Saudi Arabia is pleased that the Panel recognized its sovereign rights in this regard.
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Funnily enough, I didn't come across any references to the WTO in the Premier League Handbook, in general or, more specifically, in Section F: Owners' and Directors' Test.  That the ownership of Newcastle United Football Club has been deemed to be in any way dependent upon the contents of this report represents an abrogation of the Premier League's own rules and regulations.  Of course I'm sure that the Premier League are wishing that this whole affair would just go away and that they were not put in the position of having to agree to a takeover (their only legally sustainable course of action), that would run counter to the interests of several parties who should have nothing to do with it.  If NUFC were to be relegated from the PL at the end of this season, I think the PL's wishes would be fulfilled.  I for one, will be paying particular attention to the officiating of our remaining fixtures.
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(20-06-2020, 11:16 AM)Eeeeen Wrote: Funnily enough, I didn't come across any references to the WTO in the Premier League Handbook, in general or, more specifically, in Section F: Owners' and Directors' Test.  That the ownership of Newcastle United Football Club has been deemed to be in any way dependent upon the contents of this report represents an abrogation of the Premier League's own rules and regulations.  Of course I'm sure that the Premier League are wishing that this whole affair would just go away and that they were not put in the position of having to agree to a takeover (their only legally sustainable course of action), that would run counter to the interests of several parties who should have nothing to do with it.  If NUFC were to be relegated from the PL at the end of this season, I think the PL's wishes would be fulfilled.  I for one, will be paying particular attention to the officiating of our remaining fixtures.

Wow! Eeeeeen you are so sceptical of the Premier League and you are right to be so,  you are correct in your assumption that the PL would love for us to capitulate and be relegated would solve their problem out without a doubt, alas for them though I believe we will have guaranteed wor PL status by the end of the week as I don't think that the Ref's would have the bottle to deny us, hmm on second thoughts better ask Sheff Utd what they think of the Ref's. 



ASHLEY OUT

MANDY IN

HA!!!!!!!!
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