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GCC crisis: Digging in for the long haul

After several months of the economic and diplomatic boycott, Qatar has learned some tough, but useful lessons, according to senior Qatari security sources who spoke to a GSN correspondent. Officials were deeply shocked by the move from the GCC-3 and the situation has led to a fundamental rethink of regional policy. “We learned a tough lesson: do not trust anyone,” said one senior military figure in Doha: “If Saudi Arabia treats us in this way then we have to walk cautious steps and not trust any Arab country”.

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