Post Trump effects. Gulf plunged into diplomatic crisis as countries cut ties with Qatar

The broad reason given for this drastic move is that the emirate poses a threat to their national security and they have accused the Gulf state of supporting

Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilizing the region, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf in years.

The countries said they planned to halt all land, air and sea traffic with Qatar and eject its diplomats. The small but very wealthy nation was also expelled from a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

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The four Arab states said they would close air and sea transport links with Qatar, the world’s top exporter of liquefied natural gas and the host of an important US military base in the Middle East. One of the world’s richest nations, Qatar is a crucial supplier of LNG to Asia and Europe and a large investor in the UK and Europe through its sovereign wealth fund.

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Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations have severed diplomatic ties and cut off transport links with Qatar in an extraordinary attempt to isolate the Gulf state as they claim its regional policies fuel extremism and terrorism. The unprecedented move against Doha includes Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, and escalates a dispute over Qatar’s support for political Islamist groups and perceptions that it is open to closer ties with Iran, Saudi Arabia’s rival

Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries severed ties to Qatar on Monday and moved to cut off land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting regional terror groups.

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates made no demands of Qatar as their decision plunged the international travel hub into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq.

Qatar, which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is home to some 10,000 American troops, criticized the move as a “violation of its sovereignty.” It long has denied supporting militant groups and described the crisis as being fueled by “absolute fabrications” stemming from a recent hack of its state-run news agency.

Saudi Arabia closed its land border with Qatar, through which the tiny Gulf nation imports most of its food, sparking a run on supermarkets. The four countries began withdrawing their diplomatic staff from Qatar as regional airlines announced they’d suspend service to its capital, Doha.

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  1. Aarzoo says:

    Qatar’s official response has not yet been made public.

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  3. Umarah says:

    in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf in years.

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  4. Amber says:

    Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations have severed diplomatic ties

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  5. Abroo says:

    Qatar’s official response has not yet been made public.,,////,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.

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  6. Afiyat says:

    Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations have severed diplomatic ties

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  7. Aauf says:

    Qatar, which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is home to some 10,000 American troops, criticized the move as a “violation of its sovereignty.”

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  8. Aissa says:

    Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates made no demands of Qatar as their decision plunged the international travel hub into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq.

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  9. Aisy says:

    The unprecedented move against Doha includes Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, and escalates a dispute over Qatar’s support for political Islamist groups and perceptions that it is open to closer ties with Iran, Saudi Arabia’s rival

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