Gulf states pull ambassadors from Qatar over foreign policy rift

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar on Wednesday in a rare visible split between the Gulf Arab allies. The falling-out appears to be related to disagreements over Qatar’s stance on the political turmoil shaking much of the Middle East.
Qatar’s cabinet voiced “regret and surprise” at the decision by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) counterparts but said Doha would not pull out its own envoys in response and that it remained committed to “the security and stability” of the GCC.
According to a report published by Saudi state media on Wednesday, the decision to withdraw diplomatic envoys was made because Qatar did not implement a security pact about non-interference in the internal affairs of the other states that make up GCC.

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(Photo: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

Gulf states pull ambassadors from Qatar over foreign policy rift

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar on Wednesday in a rare visible split between the Gulf Arab allies. The falling-out appears to be related to disagreements over Qatar’s stance on the political turmoil shaking much of the Middle East.

Qatar’s cabinet voiced “regret and surprise” at the decision by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) counterparts but said Doha would not pull out its own envoys in response and that it remained committed to “the security and stability” of the GCC.

According to a report published by Saudi state media on Wednesday, the decision to withdraw diplomatic envoys was made because Qatar did not implement a security pact about non-interference in the internal affairs of the other states that make up GCC.

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(Photo: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

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