Saudi-Qatar crisis unlikely to be solved: Saud al-Faisal

Saudi-Qatar crisis unlikely to be solved: Saud al-Faisal
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:06:35

The political crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is unlikely to be contained unless Doha changes its policy, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal says.

Faisal told pan-Arab Al-Hayat newspaper that the crisis is unlikely to be solved “as long as Doha does not alter its policy.”

He also ruled out any foreign intervention to end the crisis with the Persian Gulf country.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar earlier this month in an unprecedented split between the Persian Gulf Arab allies who have fallen out over political violence shaking the Middle East.

The three PGCC states are angry at Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist movement whose ideology challenges the principle of conservative dynastic rule long dominant in the Persian Gulf.

Faisal, however, said that “if Qatar, which caused the crisis, revises its policy, there will be a breakthrough.”

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