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Arab States to Restore Ties With Qatar as Three-Year Rift Ends

  • Dispute with Qatar over politics has divided GCC since 2017
  • Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt agree to Qatar ties
Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud during a press conference on Jan. 5.

Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud during a press conference on Jan. 5.

Photographer: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images
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Four Arab states agreed to fully restore ties with Qatar, Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday, ending a more than three-year dispute that divided the major energy-producing region at a time of heightened tensions over Iran.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt made the pledge after the kingdom hosted a Gulf Cooperation Council summit of regional leaders.