Conover + Gould Strategic Communications registered as subcontractor to Information Management Services on its $1.3M three-month engagement with Qatar.
The firm is good for $100K per month for providing strategic counsel and direct communications support and engagement, according to its engagement of services letter of June 29.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates established a blockade of Qatar, known as the free-wheeling hub of the Middle East, a month ago.
They say Qatar’s open door policy destabilizes the region. The New York Times today noted that Qatar’s policy of providing shelter for dissidents from the blockading countries and hosting Al-Jazeera TV are what infuriates its neighbors the most.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s shuttle diplomacy last week failed to end the blockade. Diplomats from UK, Germany and France also came up empty.
Qatar, which shares the world’s third largest gas field with Iran, is the world's richest country per capita.