globalpressonline globalpressonline

US policy in gulf crisis contracting to each other and leading confusion in the region.

Trump administration officials, including the president, have issued seemingly contradictory statements about the dispute among Arab states. The crisis over Qatar highlights Trump’s foreign policy confusion. In reality, that Trump visit seems to have prefigured a startling period of division. The role of the Trump administration in the crisis has been both conspicuous and confusing. The role of the Trump administration in the crisis has been both conspicuous and confusing. Qatar is a long-standing, albeit problematic, U.S. ally. It hosts a number of American university campuses and a vast U.S. military base that is critical to counterterrorism operations in Iraq and Syria. Yet Trump, fresh from his trip to Riyadh, seemed to giddily join the Saudi and UAE bandwagon. It appears the Saudi led coalition trying to chew more than they could.Qatar and Iran being linked on natural gas interest, under no circumstances, Qatar cannot adapt open confrontation with Iran like Saudi Arabia. The main difference between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is the willingness of Saudi Arabia that Qatar to demonstrate visible confrontation with Iran like them which Qatar will not accept being sovereign neutral country.

The Qatari public has rallied in a show of nationalist defiance. Qatari Foreign Ministry said, the state of Qatar has been subjected to a campaign of lies that have reached the point of complete fabrication. Qatar is willing to sit and negotiate about whatever is related to gulf security,” he said during a briefing in Paris after diplomatic meetings Monday. He said Qatar supports Kuwait’s efforts to mediate the crisis, but warned that Qatar’s foreign policy would not be open to negotiation.“The Saudis and Emiratis have to get their own house in order first before they create the larger alliance, the ‘Arab NATO,’” said Theodore Karasik, a senior advisor at Gulf State Analytics, a Washington-based think tank.

Qatar has to be brought around, put out of business or absorbed. The crisis has a direct impact on the United States in that this split in the GCC needs to be healed in order to prosecute the war against extremism,” he said.US Defence Secretary James N. Mattis warned that Russia could take advantage of the gulf split and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the Arab nations to end the blockade for humanitarian and military reasons as they continue to battle Islamic State. Tillerson called Oman’s foreign minister, who stressed the importance of supporting Kuwait’s efforts to resolve the crisis through diplomacy, according to a ministry statement on Omani state TV. The crisis has a direct impact on the United States in that this split in the GCC needs to be healed in order to prosecute the war against extremism.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said his country is “not ready to surrender, and will never be ready to surrender, the independence of our foreign policy. Qatar adopted an “open foreign policy, which relied on soft power tools such as media, diplomacy, education, culture, sports, tourism, economy and humanitarian aid, Doha’s strategy was based on good relations with neighbours, the formation of strategic alliances with major and medium powers and the building of a brand. Qatar’s international relations doctrine focuses on the consolidation of peace and stability, as proscribed by its constitution. It is based on the principles of encouraging settlement of international disputes by peaceful means, supporting the right of people to self-determination, non-interference in the internal affairs of other states, and cooperation with peace-loving nations. For fifteen years, Qatar’s foreign policy was distinguished by its neutrality and impartiality.

Qatar’s decision-makers have adopted an open-door policy for dialogue with all parties wherever feasible. Qatari leadership developed their country into prestigious hub. Qatar has imported skills from around the world in fields ranging from education to sports, architecture to art, and security to diplomacy. Qatar promoted democracy in the Arab world. In the economic sphere, Qatar’s financial clout makes it an attractive partner. The key feature of Qatar’s foreign policy is its role as a mediator and as providing humanitarian assistance. Qatar’s e approach to mediating conflict and its foreign policy gained reputation worldwide and their neutrality makes it easier to cultivate credibility among multiple players. Qatar has adapted the policy mediating conflicts in neutral manner and prevents spreading further. The other Arab countries conflict mediation usually end result unsuccessful due to lack of neutrality. While in Paris, Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani decried the sanctions against Doha by several Gulf countries, but said his country was open to diplomatic efforts to calm the situation. Qatar is willing to sit and negotiate about whatever is related to Gulf security,” Sheikh Mohammed told a news conference in Paris following diplomatic meetings. He called for “dialogue based on clear foundations” over accusations from Saudi Arabia and its allies that Doha supports extremist groups. The minister also said that Qatar supports Kuwait’s mediation efforts.

The foreign minister said that although Qatar was open to dialogue, its foreign policy would not be up for debate in any talks. Qatar, in its response, said there was “no legitimate justification” for the move, accusing the Arab states of violating its sovereignty. Qatar which is the richest country in the world has regional and global influence. Over the past two decades, Qatar has grown its international profile and punched above its weight in international affairs. It has been “very confident of itself and believes that it has the capabilities and capacity to adopt an independent foreign policy. It appears Qataris regional and global influence is the cause of the blockage imposed to them by Saudi led coalition. Qatar’s international aid program has expanded dramatically since the beginning of 2010, and focuses heavily on the Arab world. In 2012, according to the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the country donated more than Qrs. Billion (or £524 million) through governmental and non-governmental aid to nearly 100 countries across the globe.

Qatar and Iran have close ties. Both are members of OPEC, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Organization of the Islamic Conference. Iran and Qatar have a close economic relationship, particularly in the oil and gas industries. Iran and Qatar jointly control the world’s largest gas field. In addition to ties in the oil and natural gas arena, Iran and Qatar also cooperate in the shipping sector. Qatar mediated negotiations between leading Lebanese political parties in 2008 during the backdrop of the 2006–08 Lebanese protests.[ The Doha Agreement was signed by all parties in May after five days of negotiations, resolving the crisis. Under the leadership of Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar government progress is historic, millstone, landmark, exceptional record, unique achievement, memorable, excellent turning point record, notable success and accomplishment across Qatar. The great success of man has resulted from the spread of good ideas of enthusiasm and the sources of accomplishment and great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them. Every accomplishment starts with the choice to try. Qatar leadership has captured the collective mood, ambition and the eternal of Qatari people. Saudi Arabia and their Arab allies engage battle of ideas against Qatar, but Qatar win the battle of ideas as the international community inclined in favour of Qatar.

Globalpressoneline. Com

Comments are closed.

Contact us