Skip to main content

The Takeaway: Qatari official sees encouraging signs in diplomacy to end GCC divisions

Meshal Al-Thani, Qatar’s Ambassador to the United States, describes three steps for ‘quick win’ to help heal Gulf rift.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(R) welcomes Qatars Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani to launch the third annual US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington, DC on September 14, 2020. (Photo by ERIN SCOTT / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ERIN SCOTT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Exclusive: Al-Thani says Qatar key to helping US build bridge between Israel and Palestinians

Meshal Al-Thani, Qatar’s ambassador to the United States, said today he is “optimistic” that a recent flurry of diplomacy in the final days of the Trump administration could signal progress toward healing the rift within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.