Yellen: No more financial crises in our lifetimes Senate GOP delays ObamaCare repeal vote past recess MORE, (R. -Tenn.), meanwhile, on Monday said he meant to block future arms sales to all Gulf states involved in the dispute until there's a "better understanding" of how the Qatar crisis will be resolved.
"All countries in the region need to do more to combat terrorism, but recent disputes among the GCC countries only serve to hurt efforts to fight ISIS and counter Iran", the Tennessee Republican added.
The four Arab countries said they would not normalize relations until Qatar complied with 13 demands, among them cooling its relations with Iran and closing the Qatari-state-funded Al Jazeera news network.
Major US arms sales are subject to preliminary approval by the chair and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs committees before the statutory 30-day congressional review process can start. We endorse and appreciate Qatar's stance towards the 13 demands.
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The Riyadh-led boycott of Qatar occurs just weeks after US President Donald Trump visited the kingdom, asserting Washington's preference for Saudi Arabia over Iran.
That means it could affect huge chunks of President Donald Trump's planned $110 billion deal with Saudi Arabia, as well as other sales to the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain that the president has said he would welcome due to their potential benefit to the USA economy.
Mr. Rouhani's comments came days after Doha rejected Saudi terms to end the blockade and subsequent sequestration of Qatar from the larger Middle East. Kuwait moderated the negotiations to draft terms for normalization of relations between Doha and the GCC, which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed support for prior to their rejection by Doha.
Congress has never voted in favor of stopping a foreign military sale that's been formally notified - the latest attempt was a close 47-53 vote that failed to block a $500 million sale to Saudi Arabia - but the committee leaders have been able to play a role in stopping or delaying arms sales.
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In February, Saudi foreign minister Adel Al Jubeir made the first visit by a senior Saudi official to Baghdad since 1990. The pair are now heading back to Turkey. "Neighbors are permanent; geography can't be changed".
They also imposed a trade blockade of Qatar, a travel ban on Qatari nationals, and even deported 15,000 Qatari-owned camels from their summer pastures in Saudi Arabia.
His surprise announcement shows how frustrated foreign policy heavyweights on both sides of the aisle have become over the Trump administration's handling of the Qatar crisis and the harsh tactics of the anti-Qatar governments.
He called for a "each of the countries to sit together and continue this conversation" and said that "a lowering of rhetoric would also help ease the tension".
The United States though has cautioned that some of the demands would be hard for Qatar to accept, asking the Saudis for a clear list of grievances that are "reasonable and actionable".
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But his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, acknowledged on Sunday that some of the demands issued by its neighbours would "be very hard to meet" and called for "dialogue leading to resolution".