Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-Qatar tensions: real reasons

Source: Wikimedia
05.06.2017

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar and Yemen announced a break in diplomatic relations with Qatar. Qatar was accused of supporting terrorism, in particular the ISIS, as well as the international Islamic movement "Muslim Brotherhood". The current crisis is not the first in the relationship between Saudi Arabia and its allies on the one hand, and Qatar on the other. However, given the redistribution of forces in the Middle East and the clearly marked US stake on for Saudi Arabia and Israel, for Qatar, it can have serious consequences.

Mattis' Middle East tour

Source: DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
20. April 2017 - 0:41

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who arrived of Saudi Arabia yesterday has met with King Salman. The head of the Pentagon spoke for strengthening cooperation between Riyadh and Washington.