Qatar has called for Gulf Arab countries to hold talks with Iran, the foreign minister said in an interview aired Tuesday, after Doha reconciled with its neighbors following a rift.

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, who has previously called for dialogue with Iran, told Bloomberg TV he was 'hopeful that this would happen and we still believe this should happen.' 'This is also a desire that's shared by other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries,' he said.

It comes weeks after GCC hawks Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE re-established ties with Qatar after breaking them off in June 2017 partly over allegations that Qatar was backing terror.

Doha denied the accusations.

Original Article Source: Al Manar | Published on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 09:09 (about 42 days ago)