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Middle Eastern Crisis Continues as Gulf Leaders Trade Public Barb

  • Middle Eastern diplomatic crisis seems far from being over as Gulf states keep on trading public barb after Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with Qatar on charges of supporting blacklisted terrorists and Iran (their regional arch-rival). After Qatar’s foreign minister rejected all charges, a senior UAE official Anwar Gargash called Qatar "duplicitous". He went on to say that Qatar’s terror funding is costing the region as well as the world a high price. Qatar's foreign minister retorted by saying that the “accusations” have no clarity. He refused allegations that Qatar supported outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. 

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