Doha urges Tehran and Washington to return to JCPOA
TEHRAN – Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has expressed support for the resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
In an interview with Al Arabiya, Qatar’s foreign minister said his country was urging Iran and the United States to return to the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ( JCPOA).
“Our relationship with the US government is evolving towards a strategic partnership. We urge Washington and Tehran to return to the JCPOA and help with the negotiations, ”he said, according to ISNA.
He added: “The Member States of the [Persian] The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) must play a role in the regional security equation with Iran, and this will only be achieved through regional negotiations. “
In early May, Qatar’s foreign minister said that, in separate contacts with the US and Iranian governments, Doha urged the two sides to take an effective approach to advance negotiations to relaunch the 2015 nuclear deal. .
“We have strong and strategic relations with Washington and good relations with Iran, and we do not want tensions to increase, which will have a negative impact on Qatar and the region,” Al-Thani said.
He said there were ongoing contacts with the United States and Iran, and Qatar encourages them to participate effectively in the negotiations.
Qatar also called for a dialogue between Iran and Saudi Arabia, calling the dialogue a constructive step towards regional stability.
“We welcome any dialogue or effort and a positive spirit related to relations between Iran and the [Persian] Gulf, especially Saudi Arabia, and we support these efforts and believe that the dialogue is a constructive step towards stability in the region, ”the chief Qatari diplomat said in an interview with Al Jazeera in early May.