Qatar offers to mediate stalled Iran-US nuclear talks
The Emir of Qatar voices optimism that a deal between the United States and Iran could be reached, saying Doha is willing to assist in resolving the crisis.
The Emir of Qatar voiced optimism Friday that a deal between the United States and Iran could be reached, saying Doha is willing to assist in resolving the outstanding issues.
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani told the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a press conference in Berlin that Qatar "hopes there will be an agreement between the parties to Iran nuclear agreement."
The visit coincided with the visit of the EU coordinator of the nuclear talks, Enrique Mora, to Tehran.
Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed Iran with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, complimenting him for “Qatar’s constructive role in efforts to resolve issues with Iran,” as well as its diplomatic help with Afghanistan.
Diplomats declared a stop and returned to their capitals in mid-March, after talks in Vienna had reached a critical point in April 2021.
The advisor to the Iranian delegation in the talks to revive the nuclear deal in Vienna Mohammad Marandi said last week that there are many reasons that prevented the nuclear deal from being signed so far, noting that the US "terror list" is not the main issue.
The advisor said that Europe and the US are currently facing an economic crisis and an energy crisis and are in desperate need of a deal with Iran. He also noted that "we'll see whether or not the current US administration's motivations are enough to sign the deal and stand against its opponents in Washington."