Will the war of words hamper efforts to resolve the Gulf crisis? | Inside Story
More than two weeks have passed since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar - and imposed a travel blockade.
Butt their grievances are still largely unknown - there's been little more than rumors and whispers so far.
A US spokeswoman says the prolonged situation is becoming increasingly confusing.
There's been a steady flow of harsh words between the countries involved.
The Qatari Ambassador to the US wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal this week, responding to the UAE's assertion that Qatar supports terrorism.
He said the UAE was singled out in the 9/11 Commission’s report for its role in laundering money to terrorists - and Emiratis, not Qataris, were among the hijackers.
Presenter: Sohail Rahman
Khalid Alkhater, Research Fellow, Cambridge University
Hillary Mann Leverett, former White House diplomat
Shafeeq Ghabra, Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University
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