EghtesadOnline: Qatar and other countries have been talking to both Iran and the United States about de-escalation, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Sunday, urging both sides to meet and find a compromise.
EghtesadOnline: The top Qatari diplomat voiced concerns over the escalation of tensions in the region arising from the intensified US pressure campaign against Iran.
EghtesadOnline: In a phone conversation with President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, top leaders of Qatar and Iraq expressed willingness to expand ties with Iran and voiced opposition to any measure that could heighten tensions in the Middle East.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar has spoken out against Washington’s decision to block all exports of Iranian oil, saying unilateral sanctions were unwise because they hurt the countries that rely on the supplies.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar’s top diplomat says his country needs strong relations with regional countries, including Iran, to ensure its national interests, noting that close ties between Doha and Tehran have nothing to do with an ongoing bitter dispute between Qatar and some of its Arab neighbors.
EghtesadOnline: Iran traded 27.4 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $13.84 billion with six Persian Gulf nations, namely Iraq, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, during the first seven months of the current fiscal (March 21-Oct. 22) to register a 19.92% and 10.96% growth in tonnage and value respectively compared with last year’s corresponding period.
EghtesadOnline: About $56 million worth of non-oil goods were exported from the southern Bushehr Province to Qatar in the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22), the provincial governor of Bushehr said.
EghtesadOnline: An Iranian economic delegation is in Qatar to meet Qatari officials and businessmen and discuss ways of further developing bilateral economic relations.