Qatar FM from Moscow: We want positive relations with Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani during their meeting in Moscow. (AP)

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani said that his country wants positive relations with Iran.

The Qatari official made the remarks during on Saturday his visit to Moscow at a press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

Lavrov told Qatar of its concern over Arab nations cutting ties with the Gulf state and called for talks to solve the crisis. He also said Russia was ready to act “with the consent and the interest of the parties involved” to help resolve the diplomatic row.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed during a telephone call with Qatar’s emir that Moscow strongly supports dealing with crises through diplomatic means and dialogue.

Qatar is currently in a diplomatic row with other Arab and Muslim countries over its aggressive foreign policies that saw it support extremist and terrorist groups over the years.

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