Saudi Arabia Gives Qatar 24 Hour Ultimatum As Analysts Warn Of "Military Confrontation"

Tyler Durden's picture

Shortly after imposing a naval blockade in the immediate  aftermath of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, one which left the small Gulf nation not only politically isolated and with severed ties to its neighbors but potentially locked out of maritime trade and crippling its oil and LNG exports, on Tuesday SkyNews Arabia reported that Saudi Arabia has given Qatar a 24 hours ultimatum, starting tonight, to fulfill 10 conditions that have been conveyed to Kuwait, which is currently involved in the role of a mediator between Saudi and Qatar.

According to media report, among the key demands by Saudi Arabia is that Qatar end all ties Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

While there was little additional information on the Ultimatum and more importantly what happens should Qatar not comply, Al Jazeera reported that Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, left Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after holding mediation talks with the Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to try to defuse an escalating crisis between Arab countries and Qatar. No details were given on the talks.

In addition to Saudi Arabia's aggressive approach, Egypt's Foreign Ministry accused Qatar of taking an "antagonist approach" towards Cairo and said "all attempts to stop it from supporting terrorist groups failed". Qatar denied the allegations, with a Foreign Ministry statement describing them as "baseless" on Monday.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, analyst Giorgio Cafiero of Gulf State Analytics, a geopolitical risk consultancy based in Washington, DC, said: "I think the Kuwaitis as well as Omanis ... fear the prospects of these tensions escalating in ways which could undermine the interest of all six members of the GCC.

"There are many analysts who believe that a potential break-up of the GCC has to be considered right now."

"If these countries fail to resolve their issues and such tensions reaches new heights, we have to be very open to the possibility of these six Arab countries no longer being able to unite under the banner of one council," said Cafiero.

He added that if tension escalates, some have warned of a "military confrontation".

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esum's picture

now what will russia and iran do...

so who is the master chess player


trump has reversed the faggot traitor jihadi muslim mulatto bitch's capitulation to iran and isis and put them in their place...

iran is now running the centrifuges at warp speed and building more..

lets see if iran makes a naval maneuver and tries to close the straits...please do and the US will step in.... 



Brazen Heist's picture

Some say you become like the people you associate with.

America (Trump) associates with Zionists and Wahhabis a little too much.

I'll wager on Putin any day.

c2nnib2l's picture

another war is on the horizon 



Reaper's picture

Wahhabi vs Wahhabi; may they both lose.

BitchesBetterRecognize's picture

shit is about to get rough! 


if such comflict begins, it will halt the global Oil distribution from the ME to the west -Which Russia would love it!! not so much for China though- unless a phone call to Putin is made to secure all the supply shorted from the ME while the whole fucking thing blows up.....


like I stated it - shit if gonna get rough! 

wholy1's picture

Ooooo, the BRUtish MI6-installed "House of Saud" Bedouin sand lizard pedophiles get'n ready to do somemore Yemen-style kill-and-destroy with all the new United Snakes Corp/Kushner-provided armament?

djsmps's picture

Nothing about this on the MSM yesterday or today.

Ms No's picture

Its too damn quiet.  Does anybody know where Kissinger is?  lol

Boxed Merlot's picture

...anybody know where Kissinger is?...

Didn't ZH have him Bilderberg for the last couple of days? I'm sure it's just a coincidence, those folks are above this sort of thing.

Jacksons Ghost's picture

USA Today had one tiny blurb on the eve of Sadaam's invasion of Kuwait.  I saw it and three other people.  Then BOOM!

Able Ape's picture

I don't know what to make of this other than the United States of High Fructose Corn Syrup probably has a hand in it...WTF?

MuffDiver69's picture

Well...The President just told them two weeks ago to stop the shit and get real...This didnt just fall out of sky unless folks want to be willfully blind or just partisan...This is big shit...

MuffDiver69's picture

Guarantee the other Gulf Council members got some nice info from our intelligence about the shit Qatar was doing that was way beyond just nice words with Iran. What the fuck is Qatar going to do with our base there. This is probably over as a type. Nicely done President Trump and Egypt,Jordan etc held the line...

Ms No's picture

If they want to start all out war they will.  Isn't it almost the anniversary of the US liberty, when Israel attacked a US ship flase flag style, to start a bunch of shit?  If they want it they will start it.  I almost hope it does because sitting for over a decade watching nation after nation fall is getting really old.  Before long there wont be enough left to stand against anything.  Iran should be contemplating this about now.

Nobodys Home's picture

Whabbi they sayin?

Schmuck Raker's picture

US assets on both sides of the trenches, a MIC wet-dream-come-true!

Kudos to The Donald.

Slippery Slope's picture

I doubt this will lead to war, at least not with Egyptian backing. The other armies are useless.

Despite modern US weapons, the Saudis are weak in Yemen.

Benito_Camela's picture

Saudi Arabia laying down conditions that imply another nation is the main state sponsor of terror in the ME and the world is the very definition of Newspeak. Absolutely galling and hypocritical. Too bad we've already armed them to the teeth and plan to send more weapons their way. Maybe we could somehow turn them and Israel against each other and let them wipe each other off the face of the Earth? 

Toshie's picture

" Maybe we could somehow turn them and Israel against each other and let them wipe each other off the face of the Earth? "

Turn them and Israel against each other? Dude what are you smoking ?
The guardians of Israel own the US Government inside out.

They have been turning the American citizenery against the world and counter to the interests of America for decades now.

You don't turn Israel against anyone.

Anyway, those sheikhs will not last a week if The US government declares its retreating from the area.

Probably won't happen in my life time, BUT is will happen eventually.

dangerb407's picture

I think Qatar should conditionally agree if the Saudi's give up their underage boys!

francis scott falseflag's picture

Iran (Russia, Turkey, and China) now have a beach head on the Western Shore of the

Persian Gulf.



loveyajimbo's picture

LOL!!  The smelly Sheep-shagging Sauds ragging about others supporting terrorism is like Hillary ragging about others having personal odor issues.


blueskyranch's picture

Just a ruse to increase tensions in the GCC and drive oil prices to the moon.

opport.knocks's picture

Looks like Trump gave SA permission to invade in exchange for maintaining the global petro-dollar scam for another 10 years.

Either that or it is a head fake to trick them like Bush Sr did to Saddam with Kuwait in the first gulf war.

Should not take long to figure out.

Ms No's picture

Maybe Saudi is running out of oil and they need Iran, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela goods to keep the petro going, or to keep anything going.  It's pretty weird that they are taking their oil public.  The Bakken is also a non-profit flash in the pan.  Also where the hell is that Bakken pipeline?  Trump said when he got elected that it would be done in a couple of months.  It's June.  There is nothing being said about that pipeline in the news, nothing.  They had a leak there recently before the thing even got finished.  That is the only thing I have seen, nothing else.


any_mouse's picture

They are selling a minor interest in the Saud Arab-American oil company to the public.

This means they need "Cash Now" and AG Wentworth can't help them without a structured settlement.

Most likely, with generally acceptable non GAAP accounting, there will never be a commensurate pay out to the public shareholders. Same as US public corps. [Hmm, do we use excess cash to pay dividends to shareholders or use it for stock buybacks to increase the value of C level and Board stock grants? "I really think the common shareholders should benefit." General laughter around the table. Ok, buybacks it is. Everyone up for a cheese pizza party?]

Things are happening in the Kingdom that make them a little crazier than usual.

Oil reserves in a finite world.
Petrodollar. Infinite fiat in a finite world.
Political stability of the Monarchy. Lines of secession. so many wives, so many princes. One king to rule them all.
War on Yemen.

Toshie's picture

Confrontation among the sheikhs now means ;-

More arms sales for the military industrial complex. aaaah!

I don't own any of those guys stocks :(,

spanish inquisition's picture

Apparently SA has figured out how win a 2 front war make it a 3 front war! Yemen, Syria and Qatar.

newmacroman's picture

350 ((((hunnert)))) billion Don-MIC bucks will do that for you...

Kikes can't believe they found a way to fight both 1967 and 1973 wars all over without firing a shot.

I_Am_'s picture

Ten Commandments.....???

Haitian Snackout's picture

More like Biggie's 10 commandments.


Savvy's picture

If the neocons want Qatar nothing will stop them,not even 100% compliance as both Huessein and Gadafi could tell them. I suspect Qatar has been cozying up to Russia and Iran (there was a visit to Moscow mid April) and Tehran and Moscow are not interested in the fossil dollar.

SmittyinLA's picture

Elections have consequences, no MO Socialist bs or the property owners will kill the mob leaders

That means you Soros

Saudi Arabia ain't bound by the White man's burden or Christian ethics

any_mouse's picture

Similar demands could (should) be made of the KSA.

End Wahhabi.
End support for world terrorism.
End the war in Yemen.
Testify about 9/11 in a US Court. Who knew What When? How was it enabled and by who? How was it coordinated with a national security exercise?

This is a project, a production, a hoax, that may result in actual deaths of innocents.

opport.knocks's picture

Wrong country, Israel needs to testify about 9-11. OBL was the made to be patsy, because he bit the CIA hand that fed him, 19 hi-jackers with boxcutteres was fake news.

rockstone's picture

Wow! You don't say? What really happened?!

SmittyinLA's picture

I wonder how much of the Iran Obama settlement money trickled down to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Huma and the Clinton Foundation.

Snowden says we have the tech to track the payments

TemporarySecurity's picture

Glad to see they are starting to pay attention to Muslim Brotherhood.  The Obama administration was rife with members and Hillary's advisor's parents and brothers are members.  There was discussion about classifying them as a terrorist organization it needs to be done.  With Saudi declaring it maybe they will be reclassified. 

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whatamaroon's picture

Humm, a further fuck you to ohblaboh, He supported The Muslim Brotherhood. Suported overthrowing the Leader in Eqypt, had a MB brother installed, the Military overthrew his fellow Bro. Eqypt getting it's revenge on Qatar for backing ohfuckhead. Trump is an evil mastermind :)

chosen's picture

I give you twenty-four hours or I will fuck your camel and your goat.

Bill of Rights's picture

So the Saudi are distancing themselves from the Muzzies...look like the hammer is about to fall on the Jhadi...

Robert of Ottawa's picture

Dream on. The Saudis are Jihadi Central.

Robert of Ottawa's picture

Dream on. The Saudis are Jihadi Central.

francis scott falseflag's picture

Hey, guys and gals look at this:


"Tamim (Emir of Qatar since 2013) signed a military cooperation agreement with Turkey during an official visit to the country in December 2014. The agreement aims to promote cooperation in military training and the defense industry, and allows for the deployment of the Turkish Armed Forces to Qatar and the Qatari military to Turkey."


              "deployment of Turkish Armed Forces to Qatar"



dogismycopilot's picture

What are the Turks going to do? send a ship into the Persian gulf? give me a break. 

The Turks have enough problems as it is. 

Qatar is too far for them. 

Also, the Turks have massive construction projects in Saudi and UAE.