Tillerson In Saudi Arabia To Resolve Dispute With Qatar, Arab Nations

Published: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:20pm
Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:29pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Saudi Arabia this week. And on his agenda is helping resolve a recent dispute between Qatar and four other Arab nations. They’re all allies of the United States.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain all cut ties with Qatar last month. And they have 13 demands, including that Qatar scale back its relations with Iran and to close down Al Jazeera.

It’s unusual for a news organization to get caught in political crossfire like this. Kamahl Santamaria is an anchor with Al Jazeera.

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