January 04, 2021

Saudi Arabia and Gulf allies ‘to lift years-long blockade on Qatar, reopen border'

Featuring Becca Wasser

Source: The Independent

Journalists Bel Trew, Borzou Daragahi

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies will end a years-long crippling blockade of Qatar and re-open its borders in a breakthrough agreement, due to be signed on Tuesday.

The deal, first reported by both United States and Kuwaiti officials, looks set to heal a bitter rift between Gulf Cooperation Council countries that has torn the region apart.

Kuwait’s foreign minister, who reportedly travelled to Doha on Monday, said in a televised comment that Riyadh had agreed to reopen its airspace, land and sea border to its tiny Gulf neighbour as of Monday.

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Authors

  • Becca Wasser

    Fellow, Defense Program

    Becca Wasser is a fellow in the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research areas include wargaming, force posture and management, and U.S. defense...