UAE warns Qatar sanctions could last years

Posted June 20, 2017

Qatar has denied the accusations, calling the moves to diplomatically isolate it as "unjustified". The crisis has raised major concerns over instability in the region.

Meanwhile, the Emirates Writers Union has warned against dealing with any Qatari entity, and banned participation in any event that might be sponsored by Qatar in the wake of the latest development of the boycott by the three Gulf States and Egypt along with other Arab countries on Doha.

The group, which raises more than $140 million a year from Christian donors in the United States for Israelis in need, launched an ad campaign against Qatar because of its support for Hamas and its harboring of Hamas leaders.

The Gulf political crisis has also affected countries outside the region.

Thousands of Qataris have been unable to board flights to the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and cut off from relatives in those countries.

Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) Vice President (Marketing) Randy Tinseth told Reuters that despite the crisis, the United States manufacturer has not yet seen any "significant" changes to its Middle Eastern customers' order books. Moreover, Turkey has declared its full support to Qatar by adopting a bill on deploying Turkish troops in the country.

Eric S. Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist, believes that Trump, who recently visited Saudi Arabia, had orchestrated the boycott and isolation of Qatar to show its upstart rulers who was the boss.

The EWU said in a statement on Sunday: "All writers and intellectuals in the UAE must not deal with any Qatari body, be individuals or institutions, whether inside or outside the country". The result was the US-backed ruthless military dictatorship of "Field Marshall" Al-Sisi, which has killed, jailed, and tortured thousands of opponents.

"Qatar has always been friendly with the Afghan resistance movement Taliban, which is also branded "terrorists" by its foes".

In the face of its detractors, Qatar has remained defiant, vowing to turn to other states for aid until the rift, the most serious in the Gulf for years, is resolved. "France also runs air operations out of al-Udaid and a base in Abu Dhabi".

Al Baker also said the CSeries jet by Bombardier could fit for the domestic Indian carrier.