TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke with multiple foreign counterparts on Monday to discuss the latest regional developments after a number of countries decided to suspend relations with Qatar.
News ID: 65137
Publish Date: 06June 2017 - 15:41
In telephone conversations with Asian and African foreign
ministers, Zarif talked about the worsening diplomatic spat between Qatar and
some of its regional neighbors.
On Monday, the senior Iranian diplomat held separate
telephone conversations with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Omani
Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut
Cavusoglu, and Foreign Minister of Kuwait Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah to discuss
Qatar diplomatic row.
Zarif also spoke with the foreign ministers of Lebanon,
Tunisia, Malaysia, and Algeria, separately.
It came after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt,
Bahrain and the Maldives and a number of others cut off diplomatic ties with
the Doha government, saying they will suspend air, sea and land transport with
The Saudi kingdom made the announcement early on Monday,
saying it was taking action for what it called the protection of national
Riyadh has accused Qatar of "harboring a multitude of
terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to create instability in the
Qatar said there is "no legitimate justification"
for cutting diplomatic ties.
"For us, the strategic choice of the state of Qatar is
to solve any dispute through dialogue," Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh
Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said.