TEHRAN (Basirat): Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Adbulrahman Al Thani expressed his country's willingness to have constructive relations with Iran after several Persian Gulf Arab countries cut their diplomatic ties with Doha.
Al Thani in an interview with RT Arabic during a visit to the Russian capital,
Moscow, stressd that "as far as our relations with Iran are concerned, everyone
wants positive relations with Iran. Iran is a neighbor."
"The strategic choice of all countries is to maintain dialog with Iran," the
Qatari Foreign Minister said, adding "we, in the state of Qatar, support these
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut off diplomatic
ties with Qatar on Monday, and suspended air and sea communication one week
after the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, accusing Doha of supporting
terrorist organizations and destabilizing the situation in the Middle East.
Later, Libya and Maldives joined that list of nation to break off diplomatic
relations with Doha. Jordan also announced Wednesday that Amman has decided to
reduce its diplomatic status after studying reasons behind the tension between
Cairo, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Manama with Qatar.
The split among the Arab states erupted last month after US President Donald
Trump visited Saudi Arabia where he accused Iran of "destabilizing
interventions" in Arab lands.
SOURCE: Fars News Agency