Qatar was boycotted by key Middle Eastern nations including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt , On charges of sponsoring terrorism and colluding with Iran. These countries decided to cease any diplomatic and consular ties with the State of Qatar.
Some experts are speculating it as an initiation of allied rivalry , instigated by Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. In return Saudi Arabia convinced its allies to revoke any diplomatic ties with Qatar. Only Kuwait and Oman seems to have any diplomatic ties with Qatar in middle eastern region.
Qatar in recent times have been accused of harbouring, sponsoring and helping Muslim brotherhood group, classified by many middle eastern countries as an terrorist organization. Another speculation of bring targeted due to closeness with Iran is ripe. Recent developments in middle east and intrusion of United States in affairs of the region indirectly is speculated as a Trump government ploy with vested interests, either due to the oil trade or to counter Iran.
Meanwhile The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Expressed deep regret over the decision of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain to close their borders and airspace and cut off diplomatic relations. Such measures are unjustified and are based on baseless and unfounded allegations.
— MOFA – Qatar (@MofaQatar_EN) June 5, 2017
Statement by the Council of Ministers on Cutting Ties with the State of Qatar pic.twitter.com/GocK7nnbw2
— Qatar Embassy USA (@QatarEmbassyUSA) June 5, 2017