August 29, 2017
Iran’s former ambassador to Qatar Abdullah Suhrabi has said that Qatar wants to leave the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Meanwhile, Qatari ambassador Ali bin Ahmed Ali al-Sulaiti started his work in Tehran on Saturday. Iranian agencies released pictures of the Qatari ambassador presenting his credentials to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The Iranian media has dubbed the Qatari move as a “new victory” for Iran against the “Arab confederacy,” and sees it as a “chink in the Arab front”.
According to Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasimi, it was Qatar that had requested Iran to accept the return of its ambassador to Tehran in a telephone conversation between the foreign ministers last Tuesday.