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Qatari Envoy Back On The Job In Iran Despite Pressure

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The State of Qatar announced today that its ambassador to Tehran will return to exercise its diplomatic duties

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency is reported that Qatar’s Ambassador Ali Hamad Alsulaiti arrived in Tehran on Friday and began working yesterday morning, ISNA reported yesterday.

The news agency reported that the ambassador was back on the job, ignoring the demands of Arab nations who are wanted to isolate Qatar and Iran.

“Ali bin Hamad Al Sulaiti resumed his activities at the Doha embassy in Tehran on Saturday August 26,” a source at the Qatari embassy in Iran told ISNA.

Qatar had pulled its ambassador to Iran in early 2016 as a show of solidarity after two Saudi Arabian diplomats posted in Iran were attacked after Saudi Arabia ordered the execution of a prominent Shia cleric.

The Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held a telephone conversation few days back with Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and means of boosting and developing them as well as a number of issues of common concern.

Iran has been allowing Qatar’s national carrier to use its airspace and sent fresh food supplies to Doha after Qatar was put in a blockade by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt in June.

A statement issued on Wednesday by the Qatar foreign ministry said that Qatar aimed to strengthen relations between the two countries, which share the world’s largest natural gas field.

“The State of Qatar announced today that its ambassador to Tehran will return to exercise its diplomatic duties,” read the statement.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that Tehran welcomes Doha decision for returning its ambassador to Iran.

“As we have always said, Iran’s principled and permanent policy is based on mutual respect, maintaining bilateral interests, and promoting all out relations with every neighboring state,” the spokesman added.

Iran is ready to spare no efforts to remove ambiguities and problems through political means among countries in the region”, Qasemi said.

 

 

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