Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani meets Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi.
Tehran, Iran – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has met the Iranian Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran for talks that centered on bilateral and regional points along with efforts to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal.
The Qatari chief arrived within the Iranian capital on Thursday, which coincided with the second day of negotiations between Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and the European Union’s coordinator for the nuclear talks, Enrique Mora.
Al Thani is predicted to go to a number of European international locations after he departs Tehran. Qatar and European officers have been making an attempt to facilitate stalled oblique talks between Tehran and Washington, which have been unable to finalise an settlement to revive the landmark nuclear accord that the US unilaterally deserted in 2018.
Nevertheless, on Thursday the Iranian facet gave the impression to be extra centered on regional and bilateral points as neither the supreme chief nor the president made any public point out of the nuclear deal, even because the Qatari chief reiterated his assist for its revival.
Khamenei and Al Thani primarily mentioned regional and bilateral affairs, in response to the supreme chief’s web site.
“The present degree of financial relations between the 2 international locations is low and have to be multiplied,” the Iranian chief mentioned. “Additionally, in political points there’s floor for extra trade of views and we hope this journey can grow to be a brand new origin for increasing cooperation.”
Talks surrounding the area seem to have extensively been centered on the function performed by Israel, particularly because the assembly got here a day after Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces whereas protecting a raid within the occupied West Financial institution.
Khamenei was quoted as supporting the emir’s “condemnation of crimes dedicated by the Zionist regime” and saying Iran expects all the Arab world to face as much as these crimes. The supreme chief criticised what he referred to as the restricted responses from Arab international locations to final yr’s Israeli actions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, and mentioned their stances had been softer than these of European nations.
Khamenei mentioned different regional points such because the conflicts in Yemen and Syria might be resolved by dialogue, however cautioned that “that dialogue can’t be from a place of weak point whereas different sides, primarily the US and in addition others, are depending on army and monetary energy.”
‘These crimes is not going to final’
Al Thani was quoted as concurring that regional points have to be resolved by dialogue, and in addition mentioned he hopes Iran and Qatar can considerably enhance financial relations subsequent yr.
The Qatari chief spoke with Khamenei following talks after which a information convention with President Raisi, throughout which each leaders strongly condemned the killing of Abu Akleh killing.
“The crimes of the Zionist regime won’t ever create safety for it,” Raisi mentioned throughout the information convention. “Journalists have to be happy with themselves for speaking the voice of the Palestinian individuals to the world and alternatively know that these crimes is not going to final.”
The Iranian president additionally mentioned regional affairs, which have been a principal focus of his overseas coverage directive, and referred to as for an finish to the battle in Yemen and stability in neighbouring Afghanistan. He emphasised that the area will likely be worse off if there’s any overseas intervention.
Al Thani additionally confirmed that Palestine and regional affairs had been main speaking factors on Thursday. Furthermore, he referred to as for additional dialogue to resolve the nuclear deal difficulty, and mentioned Qatar will welcome Iranians who want to watch their nationwide workforce throughout the upcoming FIFA World Cup soccer event in November.
The Qatari chief led a delegation to Tehran that additionally included his overseas minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, who met his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian.
The officers additionally commemorated Al Jazeera’s Abu Akleh and criticised what they mentioned had been double requirements of worldwide organisations and human rights teams in coping with human rights violations in Palestine.