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article imageQatar claims that dispute with fellow GCC alliance states is over

By Paul Iddon     Apr 23, 2014 in Politics
Qatar has claimed that the dispute it and three of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member states were locked in is now over.
Qatar, as previously reported here, had a severe diplomatic falling out with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates as a result of its divergent foreign policy positions on a variety of regional issues. This falling out saw to those three GCC states withdraw their ambassadors from Doha and threaten to isolate that country further.
Now, as AFP reports, the Qatari foreign minister, Khaled al-Attiyah, is claiming that, "For the brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council the dispute is over."
"Brothers in the GCC states arrived at understandings which are not considered to be concessions by any party," he went on to say before saying that all there is left to do to restore normality is "for the brothers in the GCC states to send their ambassadors back."
He made these remarks while taking questions in a press conference following a visit to Kuwait.
As was reported here the GCC states had a meeting in Saudi Arabia whereby they agreed that they should not seek to undermine their fellow alliance countries "interests, security and stability."
World Bulletin also quoted al-Atiyyah declaring that, "Differences are possible within the GCC. They should not, however, lead to severing relations."
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