Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. December 8, 2021

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. December 8, 2021

Tehran Confirms Visit Of Qatar's Emir Amid Deadlock In Nuclear Talks

5/9/2022

Qatar's Emir will visit Iran soon, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh confirmed on Monday during his weekly news conference.

"The visit of the Emir of Qatar to Tehran is on the agenda and includes bilateral, regional and international issues. After this trip, Iran's President will travel to a Persian Gulf country," Khatibzadeh said.

Citing a source, Reuters reported on Sunday that Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will visit Iran before traveling to Germany, Britain and other European states to discuss efforts to revive Iran's 2015 nuclear deal and energy security in Europe.

The source added the Emir's trip aimed at bringing parties to the Iran nuclear pact to a "new middle ground." This follows an impasse in indirect Iran-US talks over Tehran's insistence that Washington remove the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from the US Foreign Terrorist Organization list.

Other regional countires, including Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates are opposed to reviving the JCPOA by lifting major economic sanctions and possibly removing IRGC from the US Terror list.

Qatar's Emir last visited Iran in January 2020 to reduce tensions between Tehran and Washington following the killing of top Revolutionary Guard Commander Ghasem (Qasem) Soleimani by the United States whilst on a visit to Iraq.

Iranian state media also reported the Emir's trip was meant to follow up on several bilateral memoranda of understanding signed during Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi's visit to Doha in February.

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