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New `vortex` in the Gulf region

New `vortex` in the Gulf region 0

New `vortex` in the Gulf region

The diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region that has lasted for the past 3 months seems to have had a new breakthrough after information emerged about a phone call between the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Qatar…

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But all hopes and efforts of the international community were quickly extinguished when Saudi Arabia decided to stop all dialogue activities with Qatar.

Stop dialogue

On September 9, Saudi Arabia announced that it would stop all dialogue activities with Qatar, and accused the country of `distorting the truth`.

Previously, state media of Saudi Arabia and Qatar both reported that Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman had a phone call with Qatari King Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to discuss the crisis.

According to Qatar’s state news agency QNA, the above phone call was conducted under the coordination of US President Donald Trump, in which both the Qatari King and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince emphasized dialogue as the solution to the conflict.

However, soon after, SPA issued a second announcement saying that the country rejected QNA’s information, confirming that the phone call took place after Qatar requested dialogue with four Arab neighbors including Saudi Arabia, Ai

After Saudi Arabia announced to stop all dialogue activities with Qatar and accused Doha of `distorting the truth`, on September 10, UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Mohammed Qarqash described the disagreement between Qatar and Arab countries as a

Previously, on September 8, Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt issued a statement not recognizing the progress made in resolving the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf.

Sky News television channel quoted statements from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt saying that Qatar’s request to lift the air, land and sea blockade shows that the country does not seriously consider Qatar’s concerns.

No way out yet

The diplomatic crisis in the Gulf broke out on June 5 when Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

On June 22, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt issued an `ultimatum` of 13 demands to Qatar, which required Doha to downgrade relations with Iran and close the television channel.

This series of tense developments has pushed the Middle East region into a new spiral of risk, causing the international community to continuously make diplomatic efforts to resolve the serious diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region.

In August, Kuwait launched an initiative to organize a high-level meeting with leaders of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Qatar, but this initiative was not supported by the countries involved.

On September 10, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Arab countries and Qatar to negotiate directly to resolve the current diplomatic conflict as well as rebuild regional unity.

Although the international community has made great efforts to resolve the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia’s suspension of all dialogue activities with Qatar has left tensions with no way out.

According to T. Lam

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