Qatar’s Foreign Minister Visits Iran and Meets with Senior Officials | Middle East News
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani met with Iranian President-elect Ibrahim Raisi to discuss bilateral relations.
According to the Iranian National News Agency, Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani went to Tehran for an unannounced visit and met with senior officials a few days after visiting Washington.
According to the news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Deputy Prime Minister Al Thani of Qatar met with President-elect Ibrahim Raisi on Sunday and the two discussed bilateral relations.
“Tehran pays special attention to its relations with Doha,” Raisi said, noting that the priority of his government’s foreign policy will be relations with neighboring countries.
He added: “Please confirm Iran’s blessings to its neighbors.”
Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Qatar’s senior diplomats met with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif earlier, and the talks focused on “the latest bilateral developments and important regional and international issues.
Alsani’s visit came after he met with U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Brinken in Washington on Thursday.
According to the Doha Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at that meeting, the two reviewed “bilateral cooperation and regional development, especially in Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and Palestine.”
Qatar diplomats also emphasized that “the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Iran need to have an open and transparent dialogue in order to achieve stability in the region.”
Since April, Tehran has been Participate in negotiations Washington indirectly participated in the negotiations with world powers in Vienna on the restoration of the 2015 nuclear agreement.
The purpose of the talks is to lift the reimposed sanctions against Tehran to restore the U.S. to withdraw from the agreement under the leadership of former President Donald Trump in 2018, and to enable Tehran to fully comply with its gradual withdrawal in order to repay the arbitration. Nuclear commitments.
Iran has confirmed that negotiations will not resume until the ultra-conservative Raisi takes office in August.
Al Thani also said before that Qatar is willing to negotiate between Iran and its Gulf Arab neighbors (including Saudi Arabia).
Raisi has stated that there is “no obstacle” to resuming relations with Saudi Arabia, which is an ally of the United States and the main rival of the Islamic Republic in the Middle East.
Tehran and Riyadh have been holding talks under the auspices of Baghdad since April to improve relations.
In 2016, after a respected Shi’ite scholar was executed in Saudi Arabia, Iranian protesters attacked the Saudi diplomatic mission, causing a disruption in relations between regional competitors.