Iran’s Defense Minister Mohammad-Reza Gharaei Ashtiani during a visit to Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition, March 4, 2024

United Against Nuclear Iran Urges Action Against Qatar For Hosting IRGC

Tuesday, 03/05/2024

US-based non-profit advocacy organization United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has issued a letter calling for action against Qatar for hosting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards officials at a military exhibition in Doha.

Urging the Biden administration to hold Qatar accountable for violating Washington's sanctions against Tehran, the letter was released ahead of the Sixth US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue scheduled to be hosted at the US Department of State on Tuesday. 

Former US Ambassador to UN and UANI CEO Mark D. Wallace,stated, "Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs deserves to walk into the US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue tomorrow and have his government rocked to its core by US officials unwilling to extend a free pass to Doha for its robust ties with both state sponsors of terrorism and US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations."

Pointing out that Qatar is hosting leaders of designated entities that facilitate arms deals for adversarial regimes, Wallace emphasized, "It is abhorrent but clarifying that this so-called ally has welcomed the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), sanctions-designated Iranian military officials, and Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), not to mention a Russian warship on an official visit." 

UANI called on the US to suspend Qatar's official status as a major non-NATO ally, impose sanctions against the Persian Gulf kingdom, and denounce the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) along with its organizers, including the Al Thani royal family. Qatar also hosts offices of Hamas and Taliban officials.

"Qatar is not an ally; it is an enabler of the most bloodthirsty regime on earth," Wallace said.

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