Qatar Stops Bahraini Ships
By Micah Halpern
Thursday November 26, 2020
I've Been Thinking:
Midday on Wednesday two Bahraini ships were returning home from a nearby war exercise in the Arabian Sea. As they passed through Qatari waters, the two Bahraini ships were stopped by three Qatari naval vessels who claimed that they were protecting their border and territorial waters.
In the end, the Bahrainis and their ships were let go and continued the rest of their short trip home.
Bahrain is ledging a complaint with the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Both Bahrain and Qatar are members of the GCC which has an agreement that permits the vessels of member nations to safely traverse each otherís territorial waters.
In 2017 Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt all severed ties with Qatar. Why? Because Qatar had aligned with Iran.
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