Qatar says ready to mediate between Iran, US and Gulf states

      Published on Tuesday, 26 January , 2021      251 Views     
Qatar says ready to mediate between Iran, US and Gulf states

Deputy minister of foreign affairs, Lolwah Al Khater said Doha is ready to create  constructive dialogue. 

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.

Qatar had previously played a significant role in reducing tensions between Iran and the US after an American airstrike killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in early 2020.

“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.

Category Government | 2021/01/26 latest update at 9:00 AM
Source : Doha News | Photocredit : Google
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