Doha and Riyadh make up in pre-summit deal, but GCC divisions are not yet healed

Issue 1117 - 07 Jan 2021

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have re-established relations in what a UAE minister called “a return to GCC unity”, but while rapprochement is welcomed, deep divisions remain between the Gulf monarchies – from Abu Dhabi’s suspicions of Qatari politics to Doha’s rising tensions with Bahrain.

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