Doha is committed to engaging in “constructive dialogue” between Tehran and Washington DC, Qatar’s deputy foreign minister, Lolwah Al Khater said on Tuesday, just days after a change of administration.
“Qatar has expressed its willingness to play such a role, yet we have to be invited by both parties, who are still hesitant to take this step, in terms of entering and engaging in direct negotiations,” said al-Khater, who is also the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“At that point, the region was on the verge of a military escalation. Qatar back then played the role of de-escalating the situation, and then, I think, saved the region from a potential war,” she added.
The comments echoed those of Qatar’s foreign minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, who also previously said Doha is ready to play mediator between Iran and the Gulf states.
Al Khater said Iran “is a geographical reality in our region and the Gulf states are a geographical reality, no one is going away, and that is why it is very important to engage in a meaningful, constructive and direct dialogue.
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