Gulf envoys to return to Qatar 'very soon'

The three Gulf States collectively pulled their ambassadors from Qatar in March, claiming Doha had violated a 2013 security pact and interfered in their domestic affairs.

Gulf envoys to return to Qatar 'very soon'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain will return to Qatar "very soon," a Kuwaiti diplomat said on Wednesday.

"We hope to see the ambassadors return to Doha tomorrow," Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled al-Garallah said at a reception marking South Korea's National Day.

Asked when the envoys would return to Qatar, al-Garallah said it would be "very soon."

The three Gulf States collectively pulled their ambassadors from Qatar in March, claiming Doha had violated a 2013 security pact and interfered in their domestic affairs.

Many observers, however, linked the move to Doha's support for ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and the latter's embattled Muslim Brotherhood group.

Following Morsi's ouster and imprisonment by the army in July of last year, a number of his supporters fled to Qatar – which had been a key ally of the Morsi administration – amid a harsh crackdown on dissent by Egypt's new army-backed rulers.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE had been the first two Arab countries to welcome Morsi's ouster by the army following opposition protests.

Last December, Egypt's army-installed interim government designated the Brotherhood a "terrorist" organization, with Saudi Arabia following suit in March.

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