Kuwaiti emir says Gulf dispute ‘is no longer acceptable,’ must be resolved

Kuwaiti emir says Gulf dispute ‘is no longer acceptable,’ must be resolved

A 30-month-old dispute between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors “is no longer acceptable” and must be resolved, Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said Tuesday.

Addressing the opening session of parliament’s new term, Sheikh Sabah said the Saudi-led boycott has greatly weakened the unity of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in which Qatar and its foes are members, AFP reported.

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.

GCC members Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, in addition to Egypt, imposed a sea, land and air boycott of Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of ties to radical groups. Doha has repeatedly denied the allegations.

“It is no longer acceptable or bearable for the dispute that erupted between our GCC brethren to continue,” Sheikh Sabah said, calling for a negotiated solution. The Kuwaiti emir has been acting as a mediator to resolve the conflict.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*