One of the most incomprehensible mysteries that leave many of us perplexed and dumbfounded is the matter of Qatar’s international relations. Since the coup of Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani against his father, Khalifa Al-Thani, on June 27, 1995, Qatar has seemingly worked on strengthening its ties with the United States and Israel and welcomed them with open arms.
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani for their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP)
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani shake hands before their talks in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP)
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani greets Israel's then-vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres in Doha on January 30, 2007. (File photo: Reuters)