An aerial view of Qatar's Capital Doha

Qatar is an oil and gas-rich monarchy in the Persian Gulf. On June 5th, 2017, Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, further deepening a rift between Gulf Arab nations over Qatar's support for Islamist groups. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar due to repeated offenses of failing to help protect Saudi Arabia from extremism and terrorists.