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On Monday June 5th 2017, Qatar asked citizens to leave UAE, and they cancelled all the flights lead to Saudi Arabia as the airline has been banned from flight to and fro Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Similarly, UAE also suspend all flights to and fro from Doha, a Qatari news agency reported.

Saudi’s General Authority of Civil Aviation also ordered its offices to to be closed within 48 hours.

This dramatic rift among Arab states affected other nations too. Dozens of Pakistani were left on Doha airport after KSA banned all flights from Qatar Airways and vice versa. Per the Geo News Pakistan, “Airline failed to provide accommodation to the Pakistani passengers.”

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt lead Arab states cutting ties with Qatar. They alleged Qatar has terrorism and extremism ties which endangers their sovereignty. Although, Qatar denies all the against them.

Saudi state news agency SPA said, “(Qatar) embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in the region, including the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS (Islamic State) and al-Qaeda, and promotes the message and schemes of these groups through their media constantly.”

The cooperation moves dramatic surge a fume conflict over Qatar’s support to Muslim brotherhood. They add accusation on Doha that it is supporting the arch rival Iran.

Qatar said that it is a campaign to weaken them and it is a direct interference in their affairs. Qatari foreign minister said, “The campaign of incitement is based on lies that had reached the level of complete fabrication.”

No doubt Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain and Maldives are some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.

As per Reuters, Iran blames President of United States Donald Trump for setting the stage during his recent trip to KSA and during his speech, he declared “Iran as an extremist state”.

Hamid Aboutaleb, Deputy Chief of staff of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani tweeted, “What is happening is the preliminary result of the sword dance”. He tweeted in a reference to Trump’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia.

This dramatic rift among Arab states affected other nations too. Dozens of Pakistani were left on Doha airport after KSA banned all flights from Qatar Airways and vice versa. Per the Geo News Pakistan, “Airline failed to provide accommodation to the Pakistani passengers”.

On Monday June 5th 2017, Qatar asked citizens to leave UAE, and they cancelled all the flights lead to Saudi Arabia. Similarly, UAE also suspend all flights to and fro from Doha.

In short, this immediate action to cut airways and sea traffic to peninsular country would affect Qatar Airways, one of the region’s long-haul carrier. Oil prices will also increase because Qatar is major seller of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) in less prices. This is not only cutting ties but also declining of economy.

 

Reporter: Syeda Faiza Bukhari

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