US: Bob Corker to block GCC arms sales over Qatar row

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An influential Republican senator has announced he will withhold approval of US weapons sales to members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), until there is a clear path for settling a major diplomatic crisis with Qatar.

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Monday said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that "recent disputes" among GCC countries undermine efforts "to fight" ISIL and "counter Iran".

Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from Washington DC.

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