The UAE Has Cut Ties With Qatar Along With Three Other Countries
The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, has cut ties with Qatar amid accusations that Qatar supports terror and extremism.
The move came originally from Saudi, which cut all land air and sea contacts with the country, stating it: “urges all brotherly countries and companies to do the same.”
The UAE has followed suit.
The decision follows the national news agency of Qatar reportedly being hacked, and sharing pro-Iran stories.
#Qatar is blocked. Only flights out will have to be through Iran, Iraq, Jordan into Mideast. Or Iran, Turkey into EU. pic.twitter.com/KFPwAVYNwg
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) June 5, 2017
UAE, KSA, Bahrain & Egypt blocking air and maritime space. That’s like a BIG rattle in the realm of sabre rattling. Like Big League. pic.twitter.com/s7EaNhGFON
— Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (@ASE) June 5, 2017
Qatari troops have been pulled from the Saudi coalition in Yemen
And diplomats from the UAE have been ordered to leave Qatar, while Qatari diplomats have been ordered to leave Bahrain.