Monday, June 5, 2017

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE And Bahrain Have Cut All Diplomatic Ties With Qatar. They Are Accusing Qatar Of 'Working With Militias, Supporting Qaeda & ISIS'

Bloomberg: Saudi-led Alliance Cuts Qatar Ties as Gulf Crisis Escalates

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, escalating a crisis that started over Qatar’s relationship with Iran and its support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The three countries said they will suspend air and sea travel to and from Qatar. Saudi Arabia said it will shut land crossings with its neighbor, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. Bahrain has given Qatari diplomats 48 hours to leave.

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WNU Editor: I know that Qatar was having problems with its Arab neighbours .... these disputes have been ongoing for over a year .... but this breaking of diplomatic relations was sudden. This will have a significant impact on U.S. policies in the region. Bahrain is the headquarters of the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, and Qatar is a major buyer of U.S. military equipment and is now the location of U.S. Central Command’s Forward Headquarters and the Combined Air Operations Center. This break may also put at risk OPEC's oil arrangements .... Saudi, Qatar Relationship Worsens, Leaving OPEC Deal & Oil Price Stability At Risk (Mint Press). And there is Iran who is cheering this split in the Arab coalition .... Qatar needs to address its policy contradictions (The National).

More News On The Saudi Coalition Cutting Ties With Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE Cut Diplomatic Ties, All Contacts With Qatar, Citing 'Terrorism' -- RFE
Egypt joins several GCC countries in severing ties with Qatar -- Al Arabiya
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain break diplomatic ties with Qatar over 'terrorism' -- The Guardian
Saudi Arabia cuts ties to Qatar, cites 'terrorism' -- Reuters
Bahrain announces it is cutting all ties with Qatar -- Al Arabiya
Bahrain Severs Diplomatic Relations With Qatar -- Sputnik
Bahrain cuts ties with Qatar for meddling in internal affairs -- Reuters
‘Terrorism, meddling in affairs’: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia & Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar -- RT
Saudi bloc splinters over hard line on Iran -- Al Monitor


Jay Farquharson said...

The terrorism charges are quite the larf.

Qatar's out of Yemen, the UAE are at loggerheads over Aden.

Quite the year so far.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Qatar should consider the classic gradeschool defense of "it takes one to know one"