Gulf: flights between Saudi Arabia, Qatar resume today

11 January, 12:15

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, JANUARY 11 - After three years, flights between Qatar and Saudi Arabia are resuming on Monday, just a few days after the official announcement of the end of an air, naval and land blockade imposed by Riyadh and its allies since 2017 against the Gulf's emirate, accused of funding terrorism.

    Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt last week announced the end of the Gulf crisis, which started in May 2017 and isolated Qatar from its Arab neighbors.

    International media had reported that during these past three years and a half, Qatar paid neighboring Iran, a rival of Saudi Arabia and the United States, over 100 million dollars a year to use the air space of the Islamic Republic.

    Together with Kuwait, the United States have been the main mediators to end the crisis between the Arab countries of the Gulf, set forth over the past few days by the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council that took place in Saudi Arabia with the political representatives of all the countries involved.

    (ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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