The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim al-Thani held a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani. In the course of it, the Sheikh called upon to significantly expand bilateral relations.
The source of the Emir welcomed the initiative. «The States of the region should cooperate. Without this you will not be able to overcome the crisis facing the middle East. We are ready to negotiate, to reach an agreement,» said Rouhani.
The rapprochement between Doha and Tehran will further complicate the relations of Qatar with leader of the Council of cooperation of Gulf States – Saudi Arabia. The content of the conversation makes for a fresh look at the statement published a few days ago.
Sheikh allegedly said then that Iran is a stabilizing factor in regional politics, and Hamas is a legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. He urged for normalization of relations with Israel.
Also, the Sheikh attributed the phrase, according to which we should not pay attention to the establishment of relations with the administration of Donald trump in connection with the ongoing investigation against her.
This statement was quoted in numerous media, causing outrage in Saudi Arabia – the main enemy of Iran. Qatar said that the document on the website of state news Agency were posted by the hackers.