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'I'll Miss This Great Country': US Ambassador to Qatar Suddenly Resigns

© REUTERS / Fadi Al-Assaad/FileAn aerial view of Doha's diplomatic area March 21, 2013.
An aerial view of Doha's diplomatic area March 21, 2013. - Sputnik International
US Ambassador to Qatar Dana Smith has resigned amid a large diplomatic scandal surrounding the country.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Ambassador to Qatar Dana Smith abruptly resigned without explanation, according to a Twitter message on Tuesday.

A general view show armoured vehicles rolling during the military parade marking the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations in Doha on December 18, 2012 - Sputnik International
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Smith offered no other details about her decision to resign from the post.

The resignation comes amid a dispute in which neighboring nations of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have severed diplomatic ties and imposed a naval blockade on Qatar over charges that Qatar supports terrorist organizations such as Hamas.

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