It’s the worst dispute to hit this region since the founding of the Gulf Cooperation Council in 1981.
Now, a little more than a month into a blockade of Qatar imposed by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt; the US is taking an active diplomatic approach.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting Saudi Arabia – after having made stops in Doha and Kuwait city over the last few days.
He praised Qatar after it became the first regional power to sign a memorandum of understanding with the US to fight terror financing.
But can he change the positons of the blockading countries?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Ali Al Kandari – Professor of Contemporary Gulf History at Kuwait University.
Fahad Al-Attiya – Qatar’s Ambassador to Russia.
David Hearst – Editor of the Middle East Eye.
Source: Al Jazeera