Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Monday.
President Hassan Rouhani says the country will return to full implementation of its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if the United States removes all “illegal” sanctions it has unilaterally re-imposed on Tehran after quitting the accord.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has once again reiterated the Islamic Republic's principled stance on opposing policies based on bullying, saying Iran and Qatar can help regional states reach stable arrangements to solve their problems.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson hailed Qatar for its efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, made it clear that Washington’s commitment to the JCPOA requires no messages, and denounced the new US administration for following in footsteps of its predecessor.
Qatar has reiterated its determination to bolster the already “excellent” ties with Iran, dismissing media speculation that a recent thaw in relations with Saudi Arabia could undermine Doha’s ties with Tehran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed his Qatari counterpart’s call for regional talks, describing collective cooperation as the main solution for a strong region.
Three people, including two female army officers, have been killed and three other people have been wounded in separate attacks in Afghanistan, amid stalled peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban in the Qatari capital, Doha.
Qatar’s national carrier says it has started to reroute some of its flights to travel through Saudi Arabia’s airspace after the kingdom reopened its air borders to the Persian Gulf country following years of a bitter feud.
Qatar has reaffirmed the importance of maintaining its relations with Iran and Turkey, despite its plan to reconcile with Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, which urged Doha to downgrade its ties with Tehran.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has hailed Qatar for its success in resisting Saudi-led pressure and extortion from a coalition of Arab countries.