GCC TENSIONS RESURFACE
The rift between Qatar and other GCC states was revisited with disruption over the report prepared to monitor the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.
atar has reportedly refused to sign the final report, which was due to be submitted to the foreign ministers of the member countries before being discussed at the next GCC meeting at the end of August in Jeddah. Reportedly Doha was offended at the insistence by the UAE, Saudia Arabia and Bahrain that it needed to show “proof of compliance”, according to a London-based daily. Reportedly, the agreement deals with the ban on GCC states supporting terror-related activities, interference with the domestic affairs of other GCC states, or adopting foreign policies harmful to the interests of the other state members, in addition to Qatar-specific cases like the granting of citizenship to Bahraini nationals.