WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Ambassador to Qatar Dana Smith abruptly resigned without explanation, according to a Twitter message on Tuesday.
1/2 This month, I end my 3 years as U.S. Ambassador to #Qatar. It has been the greatest honor of my life and I'll miss this great country.— Dana Shell Smith (@AmbDana) 13 июня 2017 г.
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.