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

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    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.

    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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    Persian Gulf Disarray: a Number of States Sever Relations With Qatar (238)

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