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US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long'

2020-07-27 09:33:35       source:The Aljazeera

July 27, 2020

The three-year blockade of Qatar by neighbouring Arab nations has gone on for too long and threatens regional security and prosperity, a US envoy has said.

US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook on Sunday acknowledged the challenge ahead of ending the crisis that has torn apart the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain part of the siege.

Egypt also joined the blockade, which saw nations close their airspace and borders to Qatar in June 2017.

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