Ambassador: Arab Spring brings Qatar closer to US
US ambassador Joseph LeBaron, who will finish his tenure in Qatar next month, has praised the country for its involvement in the revolutions that have rocked the Middle East this year.
Qatar Tribune reports:
“Qatar’s ability to speak out its mind on the uprisings has also brought it closer to countries such as Tunisia and Egypt, which support reforms.”
…I have held diplomatic positions in different countries of the region.
All the countries are different from one another.
But what distinguishes Qatar from all the others is the combination of a strategic vision and the resources to accomplish that vision.
Other countries have either the vision or the resources, not both of them,” he asserted.
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LeBaron’s will be succeeded by Susan Ziadeh, a career diplomat who has spent many years in the Middle East.