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Postby winston » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:24 pm

Alliance led by Saudi Arabia severed commercial and diplomatic ties with Qatar

Qatar may be tiny - about half the size of New Jersey - but it's a financial superpower.

The country is the world's biggest producer of liquefied gas and, through its $335 billion sovereign wealth fund, owns stakes in companies from Barclays to Russian oil giant Rosneft.

The move also poses a dilemma for the Trump administration. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are both American allies as are Saudi's partners - Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE.

Qatar is also home to the U.S. military’s Mideast command. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged all parties to resolve their differences.

It's not entirely clear what Saudi wants. But it's a fair bet that it expects Qatar to come to heel over Iran and join its campaign to isolate the Islamic Republic. If Qatar resists, it will only add to the region's instability.

Source: Bloomberg
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Re: Qatar

Postby behappyalways » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:55 pm

Qatar row: Calls for diplomatic talks to end Gulf crisis
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40168856
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Re: Qatar

Postby winston » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:07 am

“Forget Terrorism”: The Real Reason Behind The Qatar Crisis Is Natural Gas

By Tyler Durden

One of the reasons for the long-running Syria proxy war was nothing more complex than competing gas pipelines, with Qatar eager to pass its own pipeline, connecting Europe to its vast natural gas deposits.

However, as that would put Gazprom’s monopoly of European LNG supply in jeopardy, Russia had been firmly, and violently, against this strategy from the beginning and explains Putin’s firm support of the Assad regime and the Kremlin’s desire to prevent the replacement of the Syrian government with a puppet regime.


Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund agreed last year to invest $2.7 billion in Russia’s state-run Rosneft Oil, even as Qatar is host of the largest US military base in the region, US Central Command.


Source: Zero Hedge

http://www.thetradingreport.com/2017/06 ... tural-gas/
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Re: Qatar

Postby behappyalways » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:29 pm

Qatar crisis: The deep diplomatic tensions behind the row
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40200927
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Re: Qatar

Postby behappyalways » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:47 pm

Qatar says list of demands not realistic
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40391224
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Re: Qatar

Postby behappyalways » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:47 pm

Gulf row: Qatar is given a further 48 hours to agree to demands
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40476821
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Re: Qatar

Postby Uriah090 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:41 am

I have never noticed that before.
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