AFTER CREATING A CRISIS BETWEEN SAUDI ARABIA, THE UAE AND QATAR: PRINCES MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN AND MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED ARE “PLAYING WITH FIRE”




Adel Tayari -TDO- (TUNISIA) The Washington Post, in an analytical report published on Thursday, June 1, titled "What's going on with Qatar?" Highlights the fierce media campaign against Qatar, against the backdrop of fabricated statements of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, after pirate site of Qatar News Agency "Qena".

The report examined in a remarkable manner the events that preceded this media campaign strongly planned  and the talks and contacts of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, and of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, in Washington, as well as the role played by the rapprochement between the latter on the one hand, and the hawks of Donald Trump administration on the other, highlighting the absence of any official position from Abu Dhabi or Riyadh to stop this attack, to conclude the goal of the campaign. The newspaper said that regardless of whether these statements are true or fabricated, and although the people who attended the military graduation ceremony insisted that the prince did not make any speech, these statements led to an immediate regional media attack, especially in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. She added that both countries have subsequently blocked the channel "Al Jazeera" and other channels that are based in Qatar, while published daily articles and reports on fabricated statements, and dealt with it as if real. The accusations against Qatar (by the Saudi and UAE media) began as a weak link in the face of the regional threats of Iran and terrorism. The newspaper said that the fierce and massive attack on Qatar clearly indicates that a well-planned campaign is being prepared to shake Qatar's regional credibility under the eyes and care of Donald Trump's administration.  And she said that the campaign comes three years after the nine-month crisis between Qatar on the one hand and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on the other.

The newspaper added that reciprocal visits were held between the emir of Qatar and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, and Qatar's decision to send 1,000 troops to Yemen in September 2015, which indicated that the crisis that hit these countries in 2014 (The withdrawal of ambassadors) have become from the past. The newspaper depends on these data to wonder: What happened after the situation suddenly complicated?

The newspaper reported the arrival of Trump to the presidency of the United States of America is the main reason behind this new and dangerous crisis because Trump's management seeks to build close relations with Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, more than Doha, her argument was in that   the visits by Mohammed bin Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed to prepare for the Riyadh summit. The newspaper said  that the support of the Trump administration for Saudi Arabia and the UAE is due to a similarity between the two princes  Mohammed bin Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed and key actors in the Trump administration, Defense Secretary James Matisse and CIA director Mike Pompeo, About Iran and the “Elekhwen Almuslimine”  and the new US administration's keenness to strengthen the growing influence of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the US regional policy, To be the US "arm" in the region.
The newspaper pointed out that the violent media attacks on Qatar appear to be sanctions agreed upon behind the "closed doors” and with US approval to push the emir of Qatar to change his country's support policies for the Arab Spring and the Palestinian Hamas movement. The main goal is to change Qatar's strong relationship with Turkey.

It is certain that the "hawks" of the US administration are seeking to prepare Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prince Mohammed bin Zayed to assume a greater role in the region in the future, which confirms that the conflict on the Covenant in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is the main engine of these movements and the two princes inexperienced may run the region to serious consequences will not be in the interest of their respective countries because Iran is the first beneficiary of any rupture and weakness in Gulf relations.

The most dangerous is that The Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf states will also miss an important strategic depth: Turkey, which remains the best supporter of the Gulf states by creating a balance with Iran.