Five Arab countries and the Maldives have severed ties with Qatar, suspending diplomatic relations and cutting off land, sea and air routes to the nation.
Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen announced the decision on Monday, just weeks after President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia where he addressed the leaders of fifty Muslim countries, including Qatar, calling for them to “drive out” Islamic extremists.
Already, major airlines like Emirates and Etihad Airways have suspended service to the small nation, which relies heavily on commerce with its Arab neighbors. While rich in oil, Qatar imports most of its food, with 40 percent coming from Saudi Arabia alone.
In an English translation of its website, Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the decision “not justified” and based on “unfounded allegations.”
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