UAE calls for Western monitoring of any deal to end Qatar rift

Efforts to end a two-week-old crisis in the Persian Gulf shifted to the US, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson canceling a trip to Mexico to try to end a Saudi-led coalition's isolation of Qatar.

This had led to "gross violations of human rights", Marri said on Friday in Geneva, noting that every Qatari family had at least one member living in other countries in the region. Breaking ties with Qatar, the Times noted, diverges from the policies of the Pentagon, State Department, and previous administrations, which all view the small Arab Gulf nation as a crucial military ally.

What has been happening in the last few weeks is the product of the accumulation of years of unresolved tensions, driven by multiple factors, he says.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised eyebrows over the weekend when he said King Salman agreed to consider an offer to establish a Turkish military base in the kingdom alongside a Turkish base in Qatar.

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"The nation of Qatar, unfortunately, has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level", Trump said in a speech at the White House. First, since Pakistan has cordial relations with both Qatar and Saudi Arabia and is also dependent on both the Gulf countries for economic reasons, it can not afford to be partisan and take sides in the prevailing conflict.

Saudi Arabia also sealed its land border with Qatar, which relies heavily on imports for food and raw materials. The Qatar government has been accused by neighbouring countries as well as the US President Donald Trump of supporting terror groups and having links to Iran.

The crisis has forced Qatar to seek help - including from Iran.

"But Qatar and Iran have a pragmatic relationship", Juneau says. Egypt's Sisi: Boycott against Qatar should include Turkey.

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The current dispute in the region is an extension of a 2014 row, when Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain temporarily recalled their ambassadors from Doha over what they said to be Qatar's support for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. What leadership role Pakistan can play in preventing an impeding armed conflict in the Gulf and how it can withstand growing Saudi pressure over Islamabad to take a position against Qatar? Earlier this week, he met with the Emirati and Saudi foreign ministers in Washington.

Tillerson's efforts have been hindered by mixed messages from the administration. "How far are the Iranians willing to go to exploit this problem on the other side of the Gulf?" he asks - and wonders, for that matter, how far Qatar will be willing to go to satisfy the Saudis.

On Thursday, the United States agreed to a $12 billion warplane sale to Qatar, reaffirming its support.

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Authorities also charged four other men - two Americans and two Canadians - for their roles in the chaotic skirmish. The State Department has said it had made its concern known to Turkey "in the strongest possible terms".

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