Feud over Qatar deepens conflicts across Arab world

* The opponents of Qatar decided to make use of

* Libya and Yemen remain trapped in post-Spring Arab Wars

* Rift with Doha urges factions supported by the UAE

* Fury among customers can make peace plans more difficult

By Noah Browning and Aidan Lewis

DUBAI / TUNIS, June 9 (Reuters) – Separated Qatari by the other Arab states is intensifying striking divisions between their respective allies focusing on wars and political conflicts in Libya to Yemen.

The dispute complicates efforts to stabilize the country suffering from years of turmoil and undermining the notion of a united Sunni Arab world against terrorism and Iran, proclaimed by US President Donald Trump during his visit last month.

The dispute is the latest chapter in the battle of wills between political Islamists and traditional Arab autocrats who have been battering Muslim societies for decades.

Since the events of the “Arab Spring” 2011, which aspired to democratic reform, but in several countries collapsed in the war, especially Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have become the main enemies of the Muslim Brotherhood supported upwards By Qatar.

After Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE have severed ties with Doha in Doha, accusing it of supporting the militants and Iran, regional allies followed the prosecution and denounced the internal enemies as Qatar puppets, which undermine the reconciliation efforts of the Foreign powers.

“The situation has become very embarrassing: Qatar and its rivals are fighting, but indirectly and in the territory of others,” said Yemeni analyst fárëa al-Muslimi.

“The fact that the internal Arab masses like this increase and complicate very clearly that the Arab world is far from solving other problems like Palestine or Iraq or even the relationship with Iran.”

In Libya, the UAE and Qatar, who have played a key role in supporting the rebels during the uprising that overthrew Muammar Gadhafi in 2011, became rivals on the battlefield with competing interests and visions.

The UAE, with Egypt, supported the former anti-Islamist commander Khalifa Haftar appointed by a government and a parliament based in the east. Qatar and Turkey have supported Islamist factions in western Libya.

Yemen – melee conflict from Saudi Arabia launched an air war in 2015 against the Houthi movement that controls the capital – a secessionist council of South Yemen armed by the UAE opposes the internationally recognized government, as it includes the Muslim Brothers supported by Qatar.

The Yemeni junta and the Saudi Government, despite years of relations with Qatar, have reduced diplomatic relations with Doha.

The Libyan government and the East parliament aligned anti-Islamist Haftar did the same.

“We are sure that interested States in the Gulf and Egypt will push to drastically change the scandalous policies of Qatar,” Mohamed Dayri, Foreign Minister of the East.

On Friday, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have designated as Libyan terrorists including five Tripoli Mufti Sadiq al-Ghariani, an influential figure for anti-Haftar militias in western Libya. They also listed defense brigades in Benghazi (BDB), a group that tried to revive armed opposition to Haftar since last year.

Qatar has gained weight in world affairs, talking about its vast wealth of gas throughout the region, trying to irritate the United Arab Emirates and the power of the Arab Persian Gulf Saudi Arabia with unknown positions and support for Islamists.

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