“Qatar has burned its bridges with GCC” – Bahrain FM

Al Khalifa described the Qatar crisis in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, as a very deep disagreement that has reached a point not seen before in rifts between GCC countries.

Qatar has burned its bridges with the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and aligned itself with “enemies of the region like Iran,” Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Al Khalifa has said.

“These issues do not indicate that Qatar will remain a member of the GCC, but we are dealing with this topic realistically,” he said.

The minister said that Qatar had “burned all ships of return to the Council,” and that a new agreement and system are needed in order to solve the crisis. He also said that Doha should be scrutinized and put under a “microscope.”

Speaking ahead of the GCC summit set to be held in Riyadh on Sunday, Al Khalifa said that the hostile policy pursued by Qatar against other GCC states is clear, notably Doha’s hostility toward Saudi Arabia.

He added that the most important topic to be discussed at the upcoming GCC summit is strategic military cooperation between GCC states and that decisions will be made regarding this.

 

Source Credit: Arab News

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