Qatar and Saudi Arabia Reach Agreement to End 3-Year Blockaid

Qatar and Saudi Arabia are close to reaching an agreement to end the three-year blockade against Qatar.

Qatar and Saudi Arabia are close to reaching an agreement to end the three-year blockade against Qatar.

Sources said that both countries are about to reach a deal after three years of dispute between Qatar and other Gulf states, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday. 

The development comes after White House adviser Jared Kushner visited Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week in the hopes of restoring diplomatic ties between both states before the Trump administration ends this January. 

In 2017, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) which is composed of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE issued a blockade against Qatar. The GCC, along with Egypt accused Qatar of having ties with terrorist organizations.

Qatar has denied the allegations of terrorism ties. 

Saudi Arabia now “has shown more willingness to find common ground to resolve the crisis,” Al Jazeera reported. 


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