Iran, Arab states should agree on format for dialogue: Qatari foreign minister

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Thursday that Persian Gulf Arab states and Iran need to agree on a format to address concerns and ease regional tensions.

Sheikh Mohammed also welcomed steps by Doha’s ally, Turkey, to mend ties with Saudi Arabia and Egypt and urged the two Arab states to continue to engage with Ankara.

“The region needs to feel some stability and needs to have all the players in the region coming along together and to have dialogue to calm down all these tensions,” he told Reuters.

“The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) needs to sit with Iran and agree on a regional format among us to address the concerns of the GCC and any concerns that Iran has as well,” he said.

Source: Reuters