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Saudis, Bahrain, UAE withdaw Qatar ambassadors

By Jan van der Made

Three Gulf monarchies recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in an unprecedented escalation of tension with fellow-members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The three countries accuse Qatar of interference in their internal affairs because it is a perceived supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in most Gulf states. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla comments on the biggest rift the council has ever experienced.

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