Qatari emir due in Tehran for talks amid US - Iran tensions

Sunday, 2020-01-12 17:30:47
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Qatar is striving to defuse the crisis between Iran and the US.
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Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will travel to Tehran on January 12 for talks with senior Iranian officials, semi-official Mehr News Agency reported.

The Qatari emir is scheduled to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over bilateral and regional issues.

The visit comes days after Iraq turned into a scene of muscling between the United States and Iraq.

Qatar has urged both Iran and the United States to exercise self-restraint amid the escalating tensions and avoid "taking Iraq and the region into endless violence."