It’s Time to Send a Message to Qatar

5764 - Gregg Roman is Director of the Middle East Forum (MEF)

Two years ago this coming Sunday, President Donald Trump stood in the White House Rose Garden and called on the tiny, oil-rich emirate of Qatar to “end its funding” of “extremist ideology” and come “back among the unity of responsible nations.”

Exacting action in the spirit of these comments, this week U.S. senators will begin considering a resolution, introduced last month by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), to halt the sale of new military hardware to Qatar.

Trump’s statement came less than three weeks after he addressed a summit in Riyadh of more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders, and just days after a coalition of Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar and closed their airspace, shipping lanes and overland transportation links to the emirate. …

Read the full article at The Hill.

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