Newly-appointed spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Hossein Jaberi Ansari speaks during a weekly press conference on December 14, 2015 in the capital Tehran. AFP 

June 18, 2017

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasimi said that the Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, paid a short visit to Qatar where he met with Qatari officials and exchanged views about the bilateral relations and the most important international issues.

The Iranian news agency “IRNA” stated that Qasimi pointed out that Jaberi Ansari carried friendly messages from Iranian officials to Qatari officials.

He stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran always seeks unity and solidarity among the Islamic world and helps to set foundations of peace and security in the region.

The Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that this visit comes in the framework and the continuation of previous consultations with Qatari officials.

“Iran era” site, which is close to the government, reported that Ansari carried a verbal message from Rouhani to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, emir of Qatar.

The website quoted the Qatari News Agency that Rouhani’s message to Sheikh Tamim was carried by Hossein Jaberi Ansari, assistant of Iranian foreign affairs Minister for Arab and African Affairs, during a meeting with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani on Saturday evening.

The agency gave no further details about the message.

Jaberi Ansari is the first Iranian official to visit Doha since severing relations with Qatar by some Arab countries about two weeks ago.

Iran used the Gulf-Arab crisis with Qatar, manipulating the humanitarian relief card and rushing to open an air bridge with Doha, sent a number of planes at the request of Qatar to the Qatari capital, carrying food products and other stuff.

Al Arabiya English 

About Track Persia

Track Persia is a Platform run by dedicated analysts who spend much of their time researching the Middle East, in due process we fall upon many indications of growing expansionary ambitions on the part of Iran in the MENA region and the wider Islamic world. These ambitions commonly increase tensions and undermine stability.