President Donald Trump’s recent embrace of US-Qatari relations marked a major shift for an administration that has accused the Gulf states of financing terrorism for much of its term.
Some of what President Donald Trump said:
“The State of Qatar has been a very high-financed history of terrorism,” Mr. Trump said, echoing the talk in Saudi Arabia.
That is why experts say this was a huge exaggeration in Doha’s support for Islamist political groups during the Arab Spring.
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The axis in US-Qatari relations represents growing frustration within the White House.
For President Donald Trump’s recent shift to Qatar, a major shift has changed the president’s position against Saudi and Emirati interests in Sudan and even Libya.
Eventually, The Gulf and the wider Arab world broken and divided by the blockade of Qatar. So, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi saw as key elements in stopping terrorism and confronting Iran. This undermined Washington’s efforts to oppose Tehran.
Christian Ulrichsen, a fellow at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, says:
“The administration has lost patience with the blockade that has harmed US interests in containing Iran.”
So, The question remains how Saudi Arabia and the UAE will deal with the US-Qatari relations.
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