The Emir of Qatar confirmed his country’s course towards strengthening relations with Iran
The statement of the Emir of Qatar became the first reaction of the Arab countries presented the list of demands for the restoration of diplomatic relations.
MOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. The leadership of Qatar intends to develop cooperation with Iran. This was stated on Sunday, the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, in a telephone conversation with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr), crowning the completion of the Ramadan fast.
According to TV channel Al Mayadeen, the Qatari leader in conversation with Rouhani reiterated the commitment of the Doha “to comprehensive development of relations and cooperation for solving problems of the Islamic world”. Why, in the opinion of the Emir Tamim, requires “wisdom and dialogue”.
As noted by Al Mayadeen, a statement by the Emir of Qatar became the first response filed after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt are the list of 13 claims to restore broken relationships, to which the allotted 10 days. In particular, the Emirate needs to reduce the level of diplomatic relations with Iran, close its Embassy of the Islamic Republic in Doha and significantly reduce turnover. The government of the Emirate has called the demands “unacceptable and unrealistic”.
June 5, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya’s interim government, the Republic of Maldives and Republic of Mauritius announced the severance of diplomatic relations with Doha, citing the Emirate’s support of terrorism and extremist ideology, and its hostile policies and intervention in the Affairs of Arab States. A number of countries announced the adoption of a series of other measures, including the cessation of Maritime and air links, stop banking operations, the expulsion of diplomats and citizens of Qatar. Doha denied the allegations.