Qatari international minister says Doha looking for to de-escalate regional tensions by way of a political and diplomatic course of.
Qatar is working to de-escalate stress within the area by advocating for a return to the 2015 Iran nuclear settlement, state media quoted Qatar’s international minister as saying.
The remarks got here in briefing notes about two separate calls earlier within the week between Overseas Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and US Particular Consultant for Iran Robert Malley and US Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan.
US President Joe Biden’s administration is exploring methods to revive the nuclear deal that Iran signed with world powers, underneath which it acquired sanctions aid in return for abandoning its nuclear programme. The US was pulled out of the deal in 2018 by former President Donald Trump, who reimposed sanctions on Iran.
“The State of Qatar is engaged on de-escalation by way of a political and diplomatic course of to return to the nuclear settlement,” mentioned Al Thani, state information company QNA reported on Wednesday.
The remarks additionally got here after US Central Command head, Common Kenneth McKenzie, mentioned throughout a web based dialogue earlier this week that Qatar’s geographic location may also help help mediation efforts between Iran and the US.
Al Thani mentioned Qatar’s communication with each Iran and the US was ongoing, given the strategic ties Qatar holds with each.
Final month, Iran’s prime diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed Qatar’s name for Gulf states to have interaction in a dialogue together with his nation and to dealer negotiations after Doha mentioned it was “hopeful” that Iran and its Arab neighbours might resume talks.
Qatar, which shares a significant fuel area with Iran, has for years known as on Gulf Arab states to enter talks with Iran. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates accuse Iran of fomenting unrest within the Center East – accusations Tehran denies.
The Trump administration labored to construct a united entrance towards Iran within the Gulf, together with by encouraging normalisation between Gulf Arab states and Israel.