Can Qatar, Saudi Arabia ease tensions at Gulf Cooperation Council? 24, August 2014Posted by thegulfblog.com in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, The Emirates.
Tags: GCC, Qatar, Saudi, UAE
It’s the gravest diplomatic crisis the Gulf Cooperation Council has ever faced — but as leaders from the six-member Arab alliance prepare to meet in Jeddah, are things about to get even worse?
The root of the current problem? Qatar simply will not do as it’s told by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who have spent months trying to force the energy-rich nation to fundamentally alter its foreign policy. Bahrain, the UAE and the Saudis withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar in March, and have kept up the pressure ever since.