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Trump's national security adviser says ending Gulf rift 'priority'

Qatar has been under a land, sea and air blockade by four regional states since 2017.
National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien attends a briefing on Enhanced Narcotics Operations at the US Southern Command in Doral, Florida, on July 10, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Resolving the three-year-old blockade on Qatar by fellow Gulf states is a priority of the outgoing Donald Trump administration, national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Monday. 

“I would like to see that get done before — if we end up leaving office — I’d like to see that get done in the next 70 days. And I think there’s a possibility for it,” O’Brien said at the Soufan Center’s 2020 Global Security Forum.

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