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Ankara: We Stand at Equal Lengths from Gulf Row Poles

Debra Rodriguez | 17 June, 2017, 06:37

He also said that the groups have partnerships with worldwide humanitarian organisations such as the global Red Cross and the Humanitarian Affairs Office of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, as well as the strong partnerships with their counterparts in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Qatar denied the accusations, calling the moves to diplomatically isolate it "unjustified".

Mr Faki warned that if the rift is allowed to escalate further, it could have adverse political, security and humanitarian implications for the Gulf states, Africa and worldwide peace and security.

With Trump firmly on its side, Saudi Arabia has put in place a comprehensive boycott of Qatar, accusing it of backing regional terrorist groups and demanding that it reverse its position and rejoin the Saudi-led anti-Iran alliance.

Later, the authorities of Libya, Yemen, as well as the Maldives and Mauritius also announced about severing diplomatic relations with Qatar.

Will the row affect United States military operations in the Middle East? The U.S. previously turned against Pakistan following revelations that Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden had been hiding in a compound in Abbottabad.

The crisis in the Persian Gulf will not deepen, next year we will probably see a new type of relations in the Middle East, Arab World expert Prof.

Though Trump has ranted against Qatar, there is some truth in the belief in Qatar that America is too deeply involved to abandon the tiny nation.

President Donald Trump has called Qatar a leading sponsor of terrorism but, on Thursday, the Pentagon went ahead with a $12 billion F-15 fighter jet sale to Doha. The two will also cooperate to back Qatar, with military backing from Turkey and use of Iranian ports for supplies.

A State Department official told the Washington Post's Josh Rogin that Tillerson's stance toward the country is the one being followed in the building - not Trump's.

Saudi relations with Qatar have always been strained.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who is trying to broker a solution, landed in Jeddah for talks with King Salman in the holy city of Mecca, a day after meeting his Kuwaiti counterpart.

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council called on the Houthi militias to stop attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday described the decision by Gulf states to cut political and economic ties with Qatar as "inhumane and un-Islamic". In fact, two U.S. Navy vessels arrived in Qatar Wednesday for joint military drills.

How can Qatar end the crisis? That's where President Trump and the United States come in: A continued active geopolitical presence requires input on all matters concerning regional disputes, chiefly in an area that continues to harbor American troops and where military operations have been considered a potential flash point for World War III.

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