Monday, June 5, 2017

Top U.S. Officials Say The Rift Between Qatar And Other Arab States Will Not Impact The War Against The Islamic State

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The Hill: Mattis, Tillerson: Rift between Qatar, other Arab countries won't affect ISIS fight

U.S. officials are downplaying the growing dissension between Qatar and four other Arab nations, saying the dispute will not affect the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

"I do not expect that this will have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified — the unified fight against terrorism in the region or globally," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Australia on Monday.

Early Monday, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced they were cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar, citing what they say is Qatar’s support for extremist groups and its relations with Iran.

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