Another obstacle has emerged in the attempts to brush aside the intra-GCC diplomatic rift.

A leaked tape of a 2008 or 2009 conversation purportedly between the former Qatari Amir Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (father of the current Amir, Shaikh Tamim) and Libya’s former ruler Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi is making waves in the Gulf. The recording received more than a million plays on YouTube in the first four days following its release. (CONTINUED - 443 WORDS)