Qatari Emir Due in Tehran

Qatari Emir Due in Tehran
Qatari Emir Due in Tehran

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is scheduled to arrive in Tehran on Thursday to meet with senior Iranian officials and discuss a host of topics, including the 2015 nuclear deal. 
The emir is set to hold talks with top Iranian officials as well as a press conference on his one-day visit before flying to Europe, ISNA reported. 
Al-Thani is expected to try to break the deadlock over the 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers, especially as the Russia-Ukraine war has created more demand for Iran’s vast resources of natural gas. 
Under sanctions imposed by the United States, Iran has not been able to normally export its natural resources for years. 
The emir is the very first senior official from a Persian Gulf country to visit Tehran since President Ebrahim Raisi took office last summer. 
The trip comes three months after Raisi’s visit to Doha when he signed 14 agreements to bolster ties with the neighboring country as part of his administration’s policy to prioritize relations with regional nations. 
Raisi’s efforts culminated in the first meeting of the Iran-Qatar political consultations committee on Tuesday, attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Baqeri Kani and Qatar’s Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Bin Hassan Al Hammadi.
The parties will most likely discuss bilateral ties, regional issues and the upcoming FIFA World Cup set to take place in Qatar in late November and December. 
The Iranian government has been vocal about its interest in helping the Arab country hold the prestigious tournament, mostly through its southern tourist islands Kish and Qeshm. 

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