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It seems like a very bold move givin that they share the only land border. My hope is that saudi can get new leadership that can bridge the divide cause in the long run this only escalates instability in the region. The usa seems to be caught in the middle givin the relationship with the two countries and the war former potus led shows that we have a vested interest in the country.
Qatar's Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi said the small Persian Gulf country will leave OPEC because it wants to focus on natural gas — a sector in which Qatar is a world leader. But the move also draws another line of division with Saudi Arabia, the only country with which Qatar shares a land border.
Over the nearly 60 years of OPEC's existence, three member countries have either suspended or terminated their membership, but none of those countries were Arab Gulf states, and two of them — Ecuador and Gabon — later resumed their ties. The third country is Indonesia, a net importer of oil, which froze its membership in 2016.
originally posted by: Deetermined
a reply to: TheOne7
Once Syria's civil war started, Hezbollah moved their headquarters from Syria to Qatar. So, now that we have Qatar supporting Hezbollah along with Iran, we all should have known that it was only going to get uglier in the Middle East between the Sunnis and the Shiites.
Keep a close watch over Iran, Qatar and Hezbollah, urges US Congressman
Iran, Qatar, Hezbollah behind terror in region
Here's an article from August 2017 with a better explanation of what's happening in the Middle East with Hezbollah...
Iran Out to Remake Mideast With Arab Enforcer: Hezbollah
Would Hezbollah be in Qatar? Qatar is mainly Sunni Muslim, with large Christian and Hindu minorities (due to Qatar importing large numbers of foreign workers). Shia Muslims are only a tiny minority.