Saudi Arabia Threatens To Turn Qatar Into An Island

By On June 29, 2018

Saudi Arabia Threatens To Turn Qatar Into An Island

Saudi Arabia is threatening to turn its diplomatic rift with neighboring Qatar into a geographic reality: Saudi officials say they're going to dig a canal along the 37-mile border that would effectively turn Qatar into an island. Qatari media have labelled the Salwa Canal project "a propaganda tool," but statements from Saudi officials suggest they could actually go through with it.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the BBC's Sebastian Usher (@sebusher).

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

This segment aired on June 29, 2018. The audio for this segment is not available.

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Source: Google News Saudi Arabia | Netizen 24 Saudi Arabia

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