A Zionist expert and orientalist wrote in an article that the Zionist regime has nothing to be happy about after the reconciliation between the members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).
According to the news website Arabi21, Israeli expert and orientalist Jackie Khoji published an article in the newspaper Maariv in which he referred to the reconciliation between the members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council during the recent meeting of the Council in Saudi Arabia. “The friendship of the Arab states in the Persian Gulf, especially those that have recently normalized their relations with the Zionist regime, is fragile,” he said.
Khoji wrote that after spending billions of dollars on the war in Yemen and futile adventures, there are many reasons for Riyadh and Abu Dhabi to get off their high horses and recognize that their regional policies were wrong. At the same time, U.S. President Donald Trump has pressured them to reconcile without delay; for President-elect Joe Biden’s position on Iran is not yet clear.
He said that the United Arab Emirates was trying to reconcile with Qatar as much as Saudi Arabia; because Abu Dhabi has recorded the biggest drop in revenue from the termination of relations with Doha. The UAE’s annual trade volume with Qatar is more than $7 billion, three times the volume of trade between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The embargo on Qatar has stagnated the entire Persian Gulf economy, the Zionist expert added.
Khoji reiterated that the main winner and beneficiary of the reconciliation was Qatar, and all Arab countries in the Persian Gulf breathed a sigh of relief, and all are expected to strengthen their relations through appropriate and responsible dialogue.
“Israel can be added to the list of losers and it can be said that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are friends of Israel, but this friendship is momentary and fragile, and in fact they are not real friends, but about Qatar, it must be said that if it normalizes its relations with Tel Aviv, it will remain arrogant and astute, and after the reconciliation between the members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC), Israel will have no reason to rejoice.
Moreover, according to Elnashra, Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed ben Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the Doha compromise agreement with the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf will have no effect on Qatar’s relations with Iran and Turkey.
He said the Al-Ula agreement would have no effect on Doha’s relations with Tehran and Ankara. Doha agreed to cooperate with the GCCP countries in the field of counter-terrorism, transnational security and suspension of legal cases related to the sanctions imposed in Doha.
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, which have severed relations with Qatar since June 2017 under the pretext of supporting terrorism, set 13 conditions for relations to return to normal, including the closure of the Turkish military base in Doha and the lowering of the level of relations with Iran, but this week, at the 41st meeting of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, these countries ignored their conditions and resumed relations with Qatar.
by Basit Abbasi – FN