German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel attends a joint news conference with Libya's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Taher Siala, in Tripoli, Libya June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
Al Jazeera: German FM blasts 'Trumpification' of Qatar-GCC dispute
US dangerously stoking tensions and a new arms race among Middle East neighbours, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel accused US President Donald Trump of stirring up conflicts in the Middle East and risking a new arms race as Qatar's neighbours cut ties with Doha.
Saudi Arabia and allies including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced Monday they were severing diplomatic relations and closing air, sea and land links with Qatar.
The dispute comes less than a month after Trump visited Saudi Arabia and called for Muslim nations to unite against "extremism".
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WNU Editor: Qatar has been having disputes with its neighbours for years .... and long before President Trump entered politics. To blame President Trump for this conflict is a stretch. But this year is an election year in Germany, and being anti-Trump is seen as a positive. Hell .... German Chancellor Merkel could not even resist today on her trip to Mexico .... Angela Merkel condemns 'putting up walls' during Mexico visit (The Guardian). Memo to German Chancellor Merkel .... Mexico has one of the highest crime/murder rates in the world .... and you better believe that the U.S. is deeply concerned on what is happening south of the border. Her country is surrounded by some of the most peaceful and prosperous nations in the world .... so who is she to lecture to? If she is so committed to open borders .... she should admit 5 million from Mexico .... after-all .... the U.S. has admitted numbers that are way-above that.
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