Qatar FM supports interaction between Iran and Persian Gulf states
TEHRAN – The Qatari Foreign Minister on Wednesday renewed Doha’s call for talks between Arab states on the southern shore of the Persian Gulf with Iran.
Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani also explained his country’s perspective on the current situation in Afghanistan, the important Doha relations with Washington and the talks between the Iran and Saudi Arabia.
He also said that a return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially called JCPOA, is in everyone’s interest.
“It is in our best interests to restore the nuclear deal and we will provide whatever support is needed to make this happen.”
“Doha acts as a neutral mediator with Afghanistan”
Regarding developments in Afghanistan, the Qatari foreign minister said leaving Afghanistan alone was wrong and that Doha was in contact with Washington and the Taliban to find a solution.
Solving existing problems is not possible without interaction with the interim government in Afghanistan, he said.
“We have played the role of a neutral mediator and seek to make Afghanistan a stable country,” he added, according to Al Jazeera. âWe are in contact with all the Afghan groups and we have good relations with them. An approach based on international cooperation must be adopted on Afghanistan.
The Qatari official added: “Our relationship with Washington is strong, strategic and important for regional security.”
Qatar encourages Riyadh-Tehran talks
“The misunderstanding with neighboring countries had reasons which we hope will not reappear,” said the Qatari foreign minister.
He added: “We are seeing a positive movement between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and we are encouraging it.”
Qatar is interacting with Iran as a neighbor and a key player in the region, he said, noting that mediation between Iran and other countries is in Qatar’s interest.
In another part of his address, the Qatari Foreign Minister pointed out that the normalization agreement with the Zionist regime, known as the Abrahamic Accords, is not in line with Doha policies because it does not offers no prospect of ending the occupation of Palestinian land.
As long as the occupation continues, one cannot count on economic normalization with Israel.