There is no doubt that the Qatari crisis is far from resolving as some think or hope that it would only be a summer cloud. The failure of all the visits of foreign ministers and the mediation of heads of state from all over the world proves that the four countries are still standing by their demands.
As for why do we expect it to go on, well because it is an old and cumulative problem. Qatar has been the source of concern for a long time, almost 20 years.
Despite the old differences, the statement issued by the four countries at the beginning of June represents a new development. The confrontation and the most serious one in nature severed diplomatic ties and consular relations, and prohibited traffic and transit. Since that day, and so far, the confrontation has been escalating, and the speech of the Emir of Qatar broadcast days ago is one of escalation and not bridging. Therefore, the crisis is expected to last for months.
Qatar has two true images, one a negative representation like any other hostile Arab state and a false media image that depicts it as modern, tolerant and youthful country with a moderate policy. It is a country of liberties, independent of pressures and foreign dependency. Few people knew that the image of Qatar was forged, or at least exaggerated.Abdulrahman al-Rashed