State Department met with executives that allege Gulf carriers receive illegal subsidies. Government officials plan to meet with UAE and Qatar delegations.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says that America wants to see GCC countries "unified in dealing with Iran."
Qatar has strenuously denied that it supports terrorism and sees the blockade as a way to subsume it under the powerful influence of Saudi Arabia.
Qatari Energy Minister Mohammed Al-Sada speaks about how the discussions within the oil cartel are going, with comment on the state of the energy market.
Qatar’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister has defended his country’s record on extremism.
Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce, global geopolitical strategist at Standard Chartered, discusses the role of Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.