The United States has officially declared that it will not allow any military aggression against Qatar, according to a recent report by the Doha-based Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS).

The report, titled: “U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue: Prospects for Cooperation and Progress,” highlighted the U.S. case that Qatar is a robust and reliable partner in the Middle East, particularly in light of its efforts to maintain regional security and stability and fight terrorism.

On Jan 30, the U.S. and Qatari governments held the inaugural Strategic Dialogue in Washington, where the U.S. expressed “its readiness to work jointly with Qatar, to deter and confront any external threat to Qatar’s territorial integrity, that is inconsistent with the UN Charter.”

“It is critical that all parties minimise rhetoric, exercise restraint, to avoid further escalation, and work towards a resolution,” U.S Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, said, during the dialogue, referring to the current blockade imposed upon Qatar by the Arab quartet of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt.

The ACRPS is an independent research institution, which specialises in social sciences, regional history and geo-strategic affairs.

Source: NAM News Network