Qatari foreign minister meets with Iran’s Zarif in Tehran: Report

Javad Zarif, Iran Foreign Affairs Minister (L) and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Foreign Affairs Minister of Qatar (R) attend the Doha Forum 2019 in Doha, Qatar, December 15th of 2019. (File photo: AFP)

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met and held talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in an unannounced visit to Tehran on Saturday, according to state media reports.

The two diplomats discussed the latest developments in the region, including the killing of the former commander of the Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Qassem Soleimani, the semi-official ISNA news agency said.

The US killed Soleimani in an overnight attack in Baghdad, Iraq authorized by US President Donald Trump. A senior Trump administration official said Soleimani had been planning imminent attacks on US personnel in the Middle East.

It has been alleged by the Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’s preacher Wassem Yousef that the US drone that killed Soleimani took off from Al Udeid air base in Qatar.

“I have to tell you, [Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei, that the drone that killed the criminal Qassem Soleimani took off from Al Udeid in Qatar, especially since Qatar is your ally and you are theirs. Just so you know,” said Yousef in a post on Twitter.

Al-Thani will also meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, ISNA said.
 

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