Arabia Saudita and its allies are expected to sign a deal Tuesday officially ending a feud with Qatar in an agreement negotiated by casa Bianca senior adviser Jared Kushner, a government official confirmed Monday.
The détente — designed to further isolate Iran — follows a slew of historic Middle East peace deals brokered by the Trump Casa Bianca in recent months normalizing relations between Israele and some of its Arab neighbors.
Tuesday’s deal will set in motion the end of a four-year-old blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, gli Emirati Arabi Uniti, Egitto, and Bahrain who, nel 2017, accused Qatar’s leaders of supporting terrorism and aligning itself with Iran.
Kushner helped broker the deal over the past few weeks and flew to Saudi Arabia on Monday to witness the signing at the Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, ha detto il funzionario.
In base all'accordo, Saudi Arabia will open its airspace to Qatari planes on the condition Qatar Airways drops a $ 5 billion lawsuit against the four nations seeking damages for the blockade.
Qatar was forced to reroute its air traffic over Iran, strengthening Tehran which was earning extra revenue by leasing its airspace to Qatar, il giornale di Wall Street reported Monday.
The oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a diplomatic siege against the smaller Arab kingdom in June 2017 and issued a list of 17 richieste, including shutting-down the Al Jazeera news network and downgrading relations with tacchino e l'Iran.
Kushner, 39, has developed a close relationship with Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, 35, and visited Riyadh in November in a bid to end the blockade.