The recent diplomatic fracture among some of the biggest Arab nations is so “dramatic,” it could spiral into a war, Germany’s foreign minister has warned in an interview with local media. Sigmar Gabriel described the ongoing crisis in the Arab world as being “dramatic,” while speaking exclusively to the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung.  The isolation of Doha by such key players as Saudi Arabia and its allies present “a danger that this conflict could become a

war,” Gabriel, who is also Germany’s vice-chancellor, warned.  However, citing his “personal talks” with officials from several states, including Saudi Arabia and Turkey, as well as with counterparts from Iran and Kuwait, Gabriel said that although “the situation is serious,” he believes “there are good chances to go ahead” in trying to prevent further escalation. On Friday, Berlin made calls for greater diplomatic efforts to restore relations between allied and neighboring countries in the Gulf.  READ MORE