The move came originally from Saudi, which cut all land air and sea contacts with the country, stating it: “urges all brotherly countries and companies to do the same.”
The UAE has followed suit.
The decision follows the national news agency of Qatar reportedly being hacked, and sharing pro-Iran stories.
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) June 5, 2017
UAE, KSA, Bahrain & Egypt blocking air and maritime space. That’s like a BIG rattle in the realm of sabre rattling. Like Big League. pic.twitter.com/s7EaNhGFON
— Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (@ASE) June 5, 2017
Qatari troops have been pulled from the Saudi coalition in Yemen
And diplomats from the UAE have been ordered to leave Qatar, while Qatari diplomats have been ordered to leave Bahrain.