Confirmation Hearing for Saudi Arabia & Iraq Ambassador Posts : CSPAN : March 11, 2019 12:57am-3:03am EDT
saudi arabia led a blockade against qatar in terms of its arab gulf neighbors, egypt, uae, bahrain, you know all of the things that happened there. can you talk a little bit about what the current status is of this dispute with saudi arabia and qatar? and what progress has been there in terms of resolving the dispute? >> to be honest, senator, i don't think there's been much progress in resolving the dispute. i know there have been some forms, especially in the defense arena where representatives were allowed to attend opportunities to meet with their gulf colleagues. my opinion is that it's important to solve this problem, having gulf states be antagonistic and at each other's throats at a time when they are facing a great threat from iran to me doesn't make geopolitical sense. >> to that point that you just made, can you talk about how this dispute threatens the regional unity needed to counter iran? >> senator, the iranians are masters at finding the small crack between forces of -- that they face, and they have a small crack because of this dispute. >> thank you. thank you, mr.
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