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Saudi Arabia cuts all dialogue with Qatar amid new disagreement on top of old dispute

An attempt by Donald Trump to create unity among Persian Gulf Arabs appears to have backfired.

The Cold War in The Desert, the protracted diplomatic and economic severing of times between Qatar and the quartet of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bargain and Egypt, appears to have become more entrenched after an attempt at dialogue that seems to have gone wrong.

READ MORE: Cold War in The Desert–How the Qatar crisis is becoming a stalemate

Recently, Donald Trump held conversations with the leadership in Saudi, Qatar and the UAE. Shortly thereafter Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani spoke on the phone with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS). It appears that the Thani-MBS phone call is the origin of the latest spat between Riyadh and Doha.

Shortly after the Thani-MBS conversation, Qatari media reported that the discussion had generally been positive and that Saudi make a proposal to “assign two envoys to resolve the dispute in a way that respects the sovereignty of state”.

For reasons that are not entirely clear, Saudi Arabia reacted furiously with the Qatari reports, issuing the following statement as a result,

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announces the suspension of any dialogue or communication with the authority in Qatar until a clear statement is issued clarifying its position in public”.

When contrasted with more politically developed nations, Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic protocol is far more crude, something which has only been exacerbated under the effective rule of MBS. It would appear that Saudi officials thought the entire nature and possibly even the existence of the conversation was supposed to be covert, even though it is very common for countries to release formal transcripts of conversations between leaders. Russia for example diligently releases such transcripts in multiple multi-lingual editions, so long as there are no objections from any side.

The proximate cause of the crisis originated from reports in Qatari media which officials in Doha stated were ‘fake news’ that quoted the Emir of Qatar praising Iran and Hezbollah. This was apparently taken by Saudi at face value and as a result Riyal led a group of nations against Qatar in a continuing diplomatic/economic boycott.

In June of this year, Saudi issued a bizarre and unworkable ultimatum to Qatar which effectively asked Doha to surrender its foreign policy, economic policy and diplomatic sovereignty to Saudi in order to restore relations. Qatar quickly rejected the demands which were likely never expected to be taken seriously in the first place.

The latest row is merely a further salvo in an ongoing row, one that will not end any time soon, in spite of Donald Trump’s high hopes that he could create a unified position in the Persian Gulf states against Iran.

With Qatar and Iran continuing the move closer to one another, even if Saudi were to reconcile itself with Doha, Trump’s position is becoming increasingly untenable.

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Voltaire
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It is obvious that these fabulously wealthy ragheads can hardly read or write let alone negotiate…

And when the mobster Trump tells them he will intervene to sort out their problems, of course the shyt immediately hits the fan….

The blind leading the blind (to be polite) or ragheads listening to an equally ignorant gangster…

What do you expect??!!

PS Pehaps they can fire some of those expensive weapons they have just bought from the US at each other to clear the air…

sesame
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sesame

Seems to me it’s possible to express one’s disapproval of the this gang of coddled thugs without lapsing into racist terminology. Their headgear is the least of their problems, nor is their literacy level. Further, the people that are responsible for putting them and keeping them where they are extremely well educated and immaculately coiffed and clothed.

Voltaire
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“Their headgear” is a proper target of attack…without being “racist” in the any way…

The fact that they change their “headgear” (like their womenfolk) in the plane between Arabia and Europe (as I have personally seen) just proves that they use their “headgear” for nefarious purposes and their hypocrisy…not to speak of the fact the the Saudis and Qataris have both been financing and arming the terrorists who now attack and kill us in Europe…..

So enough of your tawdry smearing, hypocrisy and appeasement…

Accusations of racism based on your false accusations are an illustration of intellectual bankrupcty…

sesame
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sesame

I’m sorry, “raghead” is a racist term, used by the likes of the US marine corps. Of course, you also said that they can’t even read, so by that I guess you mean they’re “ignorant savages”, or something like that.

I repeat, there’s plenty to criticize them for without getting into that stuff.

By the way, an effective argument isn’t measured by how many terms of abuse you can stuff into one sentence.

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

“When contrasted with more politically developed nations, Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic protocol is far more crude”

I would include the US and Ukraine in that statement 🙂

Penrose
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Penrose

America should loan Nikki Haley to the Saudis so she could fuss and fume at Qatar for them. I bet she could show them a thing or two about throwing tantrums under politically developed protocols.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Maybe for the sake of the planet they could keep her under lock and key!

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

And with the added bonus that we would not see her hag like face or see her driving a car.

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