All Iraq New Agency [AIN]
Mideast rift puts U.S. in a jam
2017/6/6 16:05 - ahmed
Mideast rift puts U.S. in a jam

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations severed ties with Qatar on Monday, complicating American efforts to confront the Islamic State.
Oil prices briefly spiked, but then retreated. “In the Middle East, there is
politics and then there is business,” said a former U.S. ambassador to Qatar.
This action came after a week of exchanging accusations between Qatar in one side and the KSA, UAE and Egypt on the other side over assisting terrorist and extremist groups in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the world responsible for terrorist actions in Paris, London and other capitals in the world.
Qatar ignited the situation by trying to strengthen its relations on different scales with its grand neighbor in the Gulf area, Iran. These attempts show a desire to struggle the desires of the dominant power in the Arab side of the Gulf represented by the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia which succeeded during the Arab- US Summit to reverse the US anger towards Iran.
Kuwait tried to offer its efforts in order to reduce tense between the two sides of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council but these efforts did not work since the KSA, UAE and Egypt never consider a reconciliation this time with the dreams of the young Qatari Emir.
Qatar suddenly found itself surrounded by sever diplomatic and economic punishments from its former close allies.
Till now, the world did not see any initiative from the US to end this diplomatic and verbal fight among the countries of the GCC which are considered as the main source for oil supplies for the US and other parts of the world.
Oil prices briefly spiked, but then retreated. “In the Middle East, there is politics and then there is business,” said a former U.S. ambassador to Qatar.