The rift between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain with Qatar seems to have been resolved. On April 17, 2014 the GCC countries, led by their foreign ministers, held an extraordinary meeting at Riyadh Air Base and signed a document that appears to have ended the dispute over Doha’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) and allowing their followers to denounce Gulf monarchies and their allies from the Emirate. Qatar’s Foreign Minister Dr Khalid bin Mohamnad Al-Attiyah took part in the meeting along with his counterparts.
Arab officials are noting that this declaration is a test for Qatar and forces Doha to behave. They think that Qatar and the rest of the GCC may return to their dispute, likely in a worse state or perhaps in a better situation depending on the regional environment and the ongoing P5+1 negotiations with Iran.Dr. Theodore Karasik