Saudi Arabia to end feud with Qatar in Kushner-Broecker deal

Saudi Arabia and its allies are expected to sign an agreement on Tuesday, ending their feud with Qatar, officially confirmed Monday, by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. .

Dante – prepared to isolate Iran – smuggled Middle East historic peace deals in recent months by the Trump White House to normalize relations between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors.

Tuesday’s deal would mark the end of a four-year-old blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, which accused Qatar leaders in 2017 of supporting terrorism and aligning themselves with Iran.

The official said Kushner had helped the broker over the past few weeks and flew to Saudi Arabia on Monday to sign the Gulf Cooperation Council meeting.

Under the agreement, Saudi Arabia opened its airspace to Qatari aircraft, on the condition that Qatar Airways instituted a $ 5 billion lawsuit against the four countries.

The United States’ largest military base in the region is located in Qatar where it is capable of carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State and the Taliban, making Washington a victim of the blockade.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Qatar was forced to reroute its air traffic over Iran, earning additional revenue by leasing its airspace to Tehran.

The oil-rich state of Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a diplomatic siege against the small Arab state in June 2017 and issued a list of 17 demands, including shutting down the Al Jazeera news network and downgrading relations with Turkey and Iran.

The 39-year-old Kushner has developed a close relationship with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 35, de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia and visited Riyadh in November to end the blockade.


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