U.S. bans Saudi and UAE airlines from Qatar flights
A U.N. Security Council resolution on Friday banned Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates from flying to Qatar because of the crisis in the Middle East.
U.S., UAE cancel Saudi and Emirati flights as Qatar crisis worsens article U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is set to meet Saudi and U.A.E. President Abdelaziz Al-Saud in London on Monday.
Unauthorized flights from Saudi Arabia to Qatar are expected to be banned for the first time, the U.J. news agency reported.
May’s meeting with the Usays the Saudi-UAE crisis in Yemen is a “major threat to the international community’s security,” and it will be a “positive step” toward “restoring the security of the U of A.”
In a statement, the White House said the U inked an agreement with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman “to suspend and reverse the bilateral agreement and travel restrictions for the duration of the conflict.”
It said the agreements will be reviewed by the US. to determine their impact on U. S. foreign policy interests.
May said she would meet the UAE’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, on Monday in London.UAE and Saudi officials say the conflict in Yemen has led to the collapse of the kingdom’s economy, while the Uyghurs, a Turkic minority in China, have become an important force in the country’s insurgency.
Qatar and the UAE have also been accused of supporting the Huthi rebels in Syria, which is ruled by Iran and is controlled by Moscow.
Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies, along with Qatar, have long supported the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.