"Qatar has been the main source of supplying weapons to the Libyan branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and other armed Islamist groups since 2012 and poses a threat to the national security of the Arab world," Foreign Minister Mohammed Dairi said as quoted by Sky News Arabia.
The government of Yemen has cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, thus following a similar decision by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
"Yemeni government cuts diplomatic ties with Qatar," the Al-Arabiya broadcaster said in its breaking news dispatch. "Yemeni gov't also confirms Arab coalition suspends Qatar's participation."
Sanaa accuses Doha of supporting Shiite Houthi rebels and other radical groups in the country.
"This takes place after Qatar's actions and its links with the groups behind the coup, as well as its support for extremist groups in Yemen, became clear," the government statement published by Yemen's Saba news agency reads.