U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated Sunday an ongoing boycott of Qatar by 4 of America’s allies within the Center East “has dragged on too long,” though he gave no sign of any coming breakthrough in the dispute.
Stopping off within the small, power-rich nation as a part of a Mideast tour, America’s prime diplomat made a repeated point to say that “nice issues” have been occurring between Qatar and the USA.
“We’re all extra highly effective once we’re working together,” Pompeo stated at a news conference. “Disputes between nations that have a shared goal are never useful.”
Pompeo stated he signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar relating to the enlargement and renovation of al-Udeid Air Base, which hosts the ahead headquarters of the U.S. army’s Central Command and a few 10,000 American troops.
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Nevertheless, comments by Pompeo and Qatari Overseas Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani gave no sense of any movement within the ongoing diplomatic disaster with Doha.
Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates began a boycott of Qatar in June 2017, alleging Qatar funds extremist groups and has too-cozy ties to Iran. Qatar has long denied funding extremists, but Doha shares an enormous offshore natural fuel subject with Tehran that provides its residents the very best per-capita revenue on the planet. It restored diplomatic relations with Iran after the crisis erupted,…