After Trump’s Visit, a Feud Breaks Out Among the Gulf States

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Riyadh, May 21, 2017 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Riyadh, May 21, 2017 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
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With multiple conflicts raging in the Middle East, the last thing the region needed was yet another vitriolic confrontation bursting to the surface. But that is precisely what has transpired in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, led by Riyadh, are fuming at the GCC’s maverick member, Qatar, in the aftermath of a very odd chain of events. For now, the clashes have been limited to a war of words, mostly in the media. But the temperature is high, and the crisis has proven remarkable for its failure to […]

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