Speaking to the media in his latest tour to the US, Saudi Arabia’s
foreign minister insisted that there was no blockade of Qatar, yet he
insisted that the latter was not allowed
to use their, as also of their allies’, air space and territorial
waters. Standing next to the rather reticent US secretary of the state,
Rex Tillerson, he said that “Qatar was free to go” and yet the Qatar
airways was not allowed to use Saudi air space.