Saudi Arabia and its allies are expected to sign a contract, which will officially expire I am a runner, z Qatar On Monday, a government official confirmed the deal negotiated by Jared Kushner, the senior White House adviser.
The breakthrough, which aims to isolate Iran further, follows the series A historic peace agreement in the Middle East He has mediated in the Trump White House in recent months to normalize relations between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors.
Tuesday’s agreement ends the blockade imposed on Qatar four years ago by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, which accused Qatar’s leaders in 2017 of supporting terrorism and joining Iran.
The official said Kushner had helped broker the deal over the past few weeks and had traveled to Saudi Arabia on Monday to witness the signing of the deal at a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Under the agreement, Saudi Arabia will open its airspace to Qatari planes if Qatar Airways drops a $ 5 billion lawsuit against four countries demanding compensation for the blockade.
The largest US military base in the region is located in Qatar, where it can launch strikes against the Islamic State and the Taliban, making Washington a victim of the blockade.
Qatar was forced to redirect air traffic through Iran, bolstering Tehran which generated additional revenue by leasing its airspace to Qatar. Wall Street I mentioned Monday.
Oil-rich Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a diplomatic blockade of the smaller kingdom in June 2017 and issued a list of 17 demands, including the shutdown of the Al-Jazeera intelligence network and deteriorating relations with Turkey and Iran.
Kushner, 39, has developed a close relationship with the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 35, who visited Riyadh in November to end the blockade.