Qatar Welcomes Deeper Engagement
Qatar Welcomes Deeper Engagement

Qatar Welcomes Deeper Engagement with Iran

Qatar Welcomes Deeper Engagement with Iran

Despite mounting pressure by Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies on Qatar to scale down its Iran contacts, a top Qatari lawmaker said Doha welcomes broader relations with Tehran.

“We are glad that Tehran and Doha have friendly and brotherly ties based on good neighborliness and we should try to expand those relations,” Speaker of Qatar’s Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Mahmoud said in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Tuesday, ISNA reported. 

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt have boycotted Qatar since early June over its cordial relations with Tehran and backing for groups they regard as terrorist, among other things. 

Rouhani reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s support for the tiny Arab state in the face of the ongoing blockade by the Arab quartet.

“Iran is ready for closer cooperation with the Qatari government and nation and will not allow people of this Muslim country to remain subjected to cruel, unfair pressure,” the president said.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/rNrfNX
  1. https://goo.gl/z6jw3R
  • https://goo.gl/FbLq8y
  • https://goo.gl/iPufde
  • https://goo.gl/h6JQY4
  • https://goo.gl/Lhm1u1

You can also read ...

The European Commissioner for Energy and Climate, Miguel Arias Canete (3rd L) meets with  Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi (3rd R) in Tehran on Saturday.
The European Union’s energy chief tried to reassure Iran on...
Rouhani, Jordan King Meet in Istanbul
Iranian and Jordanian heads of state reportedly held a brief...
Saudis Release Iranian Fishermen After Nine Months
Saudi Arabia has freed two Iranian fishermen detained by its...
Cuba Condoled Over Plane Crash
The Foreign Ministry extended its condolences to the people...
Joint Efforts With Turkey Crucial  for Regional Peace and Stability
Presidents of Iran and Turkey aid Friday that closer...
Iraqi people cast their vote at a polling station on May 12.
Saudi Arabia does not have much room for maneuver in Iraq...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints