Iran wants in on Qatar 2022 World cup construction projects

Rouhani spoke to Qatar's Tamim over the phone on Sunday to discuss the potential deal. (AFP)

In a telephone conversation with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for Iranian companies to be part in the “construction projects in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”

He added that Iranian companies “are fully prepared for the export of technical and engineering services to Qatar, particularly for partnership in carrying out the construction projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”

According to Tasnim news agency, Rouhani urged efforts to “facilitate the activities of Iranian business people and investors.

He further acknowledged the supportive political stances on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal adopted by Europe, Russia, China, Turkey and Qatar, saying such support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and opposition to illegal US sanctions should come with practical measures.

For his part, the Qatari emir expressed his country’s willingness to boost ties with Iran in all fields.

Voicing Qatar’s opposition to the violation of the JCPOA and escalation of tensions between Iran and the US, he said Doha seeks strong ties with Tehran and favors peaceful solution to political conflicts.

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