Qatar opens ‘communication channel’ between US, Iran

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani receives Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi in Doha, Qatar, Feb 22, 2022. (Reuters) February 22, 2022 Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani announced on Monday's his country's readiness to provide assistance to reach an "acceptable solution for all parties" to revive the nuclear agreement [...]

By |February 22nd, 2022|North America, Qatar, USA|

Iran’s Raisi, Qatar’s Emir sign bilateral accords in Doha

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is making his first visit to a Gulf country since taking office. (AFP) February 21, 2022 Iran’s president has arrived in Qatar for a summit of gas exporting countries, the state-run news outlet reported Monday. IRNA said President Ebrahim Raisi is leading a delegation to the Gas Exporting Countries [...]

By |February 21st, 2022|Qatar|

Iran’s Raisi hopes trip to Qatar gas forum will boost ties with other Gulf countries

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Sept 17, 2021. (Reuters) February 21, 2022 Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday he hopes a trip to Qatar to attend a regional gas conference will boost political and trade relations with Gulf countries. “Iran is one of [...]

By |February 21st, 2022|Middle East, Qatar|

Qatar, Iran discuss bilateral ties, regional developments

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi greets Qatar's Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani for a meeting in Tehran on Jan. 27, 2022. (REUTERS) January 28, 2022 Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani held talks on Thursday with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian in Tehran, ahead of talks with [...]

By |January 28th, 2022|Middle East, Qatar|

Qatar diplomat visits Iran as Tehran and Washington consider direct nuclear talks

Iran's FM Hossein Amir Abdollahian (R) welcoming Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al- Thani, in Tehran, Jan 27, 2022. (AFP) January 27, 2022 Qatar’s top diplomat visited Iran on Thursday, state media in the two countries reported, days before Qatar’s ruling emir holds talks in Washington at a [...]

By |January 27th, 2022|Qatar|

Tehran seeks to revive Omani mediation in nuclear file

Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, met with Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdollahian, in Doha on Jan 12, 2022. (QNA) January 13, 2022 Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdollahian in Doha on Tuesday on the latest developments [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|North America, Oman, Qatar, USA|

US, Qatar sanction Gulf-based Hezbollah financial network; Bahrain freezes accounts

Hezbollah fighters stand atop a car mounted with a mock rocket, as they parade during a rally in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. (AP) September 30, 2021 The US and Qatar announced “coordinated actions” against a major Hezbollah financial network based in the Gulf, the State Department said Wednesday. Seven individuals were added to [...]

By |September 30th, 2021|Bahrain, Middle East, North America, Qatar, USA|

Qatari FM visits Iran following Blinken’s Gulf trip and Taliban takeover

Qatari FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, March. 24, 2021. (AP) September 9, 2021 Qatar's foreign minister arrived in Tehran on Thursday and held talks with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani is visiting Iran two days after US Secretary [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Afghanistan, North America, Qatar, USA|

US investigates Qatar over claims that it finances Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps

IRGC commanders, in a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Feb 2020. (IRIB) By Benjamin Weinthal and Jonathan Spyer July 23, 2021 The State Department has opened an inquiry into an Israeli government report that Qatar’s monarchy funded Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. “We are looking into the allegations,” a State [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|North America, Qatar, USA|

Qatar funds Iran-backed Hezbollah arsenal through the gold markets of Uganda

A Hezbollah fighter is seen standing at attention in an orange field near the town of Naqura on the Lebanese-Israeli border on 20 April 2017 (AFP) By Damien McElroy September 14, 2020 Qatar operated a funding network for arms shipments from Europe to Hezbollah using gold shipments traded through Africa, according the latest revelations [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Africa, Lebanon, Qatar|