Kuwait emir in talks with Saudis, Qataris amid crisis

06 Juin, 2017, 10:16 | Author: Claudine Rigal

Kuwait appears to be trying to play a mediating role between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

In a sign that this latest spat may not blow over easily, Saudi Arabia has recently tried to undermine the Qatari emir's claim that he's a descendant of the founder of Wahhabi branch of Islam.

"They are kind of putting them under sanctions".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, asked Monday in Australia about the possible ramifications about the Gulf states' rift, said that "what we're witnessing is a growing list of irritants in the region that have been there for some time". Qataris who often cross the border to shop in Saudi Arabia will be blocked, and several airlines have suspended service.

Sources for the FT say $700 million went to Iranian figures and regional Shia militias, while $200 to $300 million went to Syrian Islamist groups, with the majority going to Tahir al-Sham, a group tied to al Qaeda.

"There have been credible intelligence reports that Qatar continues to finance all sides of these conflicts - I wouldn't be surprised if this is a coordinated effort to pull Qatar away from Iran and stop it from supporting groups like Hamas and Hezbollah", Pregent said. "That is going to be reduced tremendously".

Qatar long has denied funding extremists, though Western officials have accused it of allowing or even encouraging funding of Sunni extremists like al-Qaida's branch in Syria, once known as the Nusra Front.

A State Department spokesperson reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Qatar Monday, saying that the USA "relationship with Qatar is strong. all of our partnerships in the Gulf are incredibly important and we count on the parties to find a way to resolve their differences sooner rather than later".

When avoiding the massive neighbour to the west, Saudi Arabia, Qatari planes will inevitably have to take longer routes leading to longer flight times. "It doesn't have too many places to go when it comes to airspace or a land corridor".

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The minister said Qatar's ties to the USA were complicated, but would remain unharmed.

Any suggestion Qatar is backing the agenda of Shiite-dominated Iran - Sunni Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival - is especially sensitive, particularly after Trump's comments last month.

Steps taken include closing down transport links with Qatar and preventing ships coming from or going to the small peninsular nation.

Abdul Rahman said Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah had specifically requested Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani postpone a planned speech Tuesday in a bid to contain the crisis. Officials could not be reached for comment.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry posted an infograph on its official Twitter account directed to the people of Qatar, describing it as "a letter of affection and love after severing relations with Qatar for our national security". But it's the middle of the Muslim Ramadan holiday, then Eid. Many analysts don't expect a resolution until at least the beginning of July. The military said it had no plans to change its operations in the region, The Associated Press reported.

UAE carriers Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia, as well as Saudi Airlines, have said they will halt flights to and from Doha starting from Tuesday morning.

Qatar is the site of the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, home to the forward headquarters of the US military's Central Command. Maj.

On Monday afternoon, a Pentagon spokesman said US military aircraft continue to conduct missions in support of ongoing operations in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

"This is them using that mandate to settle some old scores", Knights said.

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