Qatar's is officially returning its ambassador to Iran

by Ben Pena August 27, 2017, 0:13
Qatar's is officially returning its ambassador to Iran

Dr Gargash said the reference to the UAE's trade relations with Iran to "justify the return of the Qatari ambassador disregards Iran's main interest in the Gulf which lies in Qatar's gas fields".

Earlier, the ministry announced on its website that its ambassador to Tehran "will return to resume his diplomatic duties".

The Arab countries allied with Saudi Arabia blame Doha of interfering in the domestic affairs of other states and sponsoring terrorism, an accusation Qatar has rejected as "groundless".

Al-Sulaiti returned to the Iranian capital on Friday after a 20-month hiatus that started in January 2016.

Taking into account this sharp deterioration of ties between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, in the first place, he said, Doha now needs more support from Iran.

Iran and Saudi Arabia will soon exchange diplomatic visits, Tehran said, in a possible sign of tensions easing after the archrivals cut ties past year.

Despite its small territory, Qatar has always stood against Saudi Arabia's aggressive policy towards Iran and tried to maintain friendly ties with the Islamic Republic, he added.

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Qatar turned down the demands as an infringement on its sovereignty and has, since the beginning of the Gulf crisis, turned to Iran and Turkey, which both expressed strong solidarity with the Emirate.

The retaliatory move came just 24 hours after the central African state announced it was closing Qatar's embassy in N'Djamena. She declined to comment on the normalization of Tehran-Doha ties. However, Qatar adamantly let the compliance deadline pass.

"Chad's diplomatic mission to Doha will also be closed and diplomatic staff repatriated", the statement read.

Mediation attempts led by countries such as Kuwait and the U.S. have so far failed to make headway toward settling the crisis.

The Qatari decision was conveyed by foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani during a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss "bilateral relations and means of boosting and developing them", Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.

"Given that a formal escalation in terms of sanctions is probably off the table for now, we're seeing this informal pressure on Qatar.to try and perhaps stir the pot", the professor said.

Information for this article was contributed by Amir Vahdat and Matthew Lee of The Associated Press.


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