Sen. Bob Corker speaks to reports on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker Bob Corker Corker vows to block arms sales to Gulf countries amid Qatar crisis This week: Senate races toward ObamaCare repeal vote Policymakers forget duty to protect taxpayers from financial failures MORE (R-Tenn.) will block arms sales to Persian Gulf states until there’s a “better understanding” of how the Qatar crisis will be resolved, he said Monday.
A Saudi Arabia-led group of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar since earlier this month, citing its relations with Iran and what they say is its support for extremist groups. The situation has pitted United States allies like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against Qatar, another U.S. ally that hosts a major U.S. military base.
“All countries in the region need to do more to combat terrorism, but recent disputes among the [Gulf Cooperation Council] countries only …