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Gulf States Pledge to Ease Yearslong Qatar Blockade

Jan 06, 2021 - The New York Times

Gulf leaders saw the agreement, which ends a three-year blockade of Qatar, as a gift to President Trump and preparation for President Biden.

TUNIS -- Shortly after President Trump moved into the White House, the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman led a dramatic shake-up of his Gulf neighborhood, announcing that Saudi Arabia and several regional allies would sever all relations with Qatar. Then as now, the prince enjoyed firm support from President Trump.

But as a new U.S. pres...