Monday, June 5, 2017


UAE and Saudi Arabia cut ties with Qatar and shut air, land and sea access
Excerpt: Abu Dhabi // The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt broke diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday and cut off air, sea and land routes over Doha’s support for "terrorist groups aiming to destabilise the region". In the most serious crisis to face the GCC, Saudi Arabia will close the vital land border through which Qatar imports much of its food and other commodities, and air and sea travel has also been suspended. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have also given Qataris 14 days to leave their countries, and diplomats 48 hours. Qataris will not be allowed to enter or transit through the UAE and Emiratis are also prevented from travel to or through Qatar. (Why we have to engage with Muslim states to keep them focused on their interests, not on "The Great Satan." ~Bob)

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