Normalization with Israel Inconsistent with Qatar’s Policies: FM

12:34 - October 13, 2021
News ID: 3476028
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani announced Doha’s opposition to normalization with Israeli occupiers.

Normalization of ties with Israel is not consistent with Doha’s policies and as long as occupation continues, one cannot talk about normalization, the minister said, Elnashra reported.

This comes as despite Palestinians’ condemnation, some Arab countries including the UAE and Bahrain signed an agreement last year to normalize ties with the Israeli regime.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Qatari minister pointed to developments in Afghanistan, noting that Doha is in contact with the Taliban and Washington to improve the situation.

It is impossible to solve the country’s problems without interacting with the Taliban, he said, adding that Qatar plays a mediatory role here. Doha is after establishment of stability in Afghanistan, Al Thani added.

He also welcomed the recent negotiations between Tehran and Riyadh as a positive step. “Reviving the Iranian nuclear deal [officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] is in favor of all of us and we support this.”

The minister urged the members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to establish ties with Tehran without interfering in the country’s internal affairs.


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