On early Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Doha to hold high-level discussions with the officials in Qatar. The Iranian FM’s Qatar visit came following his talks in Oman.
Following his arrival in the Qatari capital, the Iranian top diplomat came together with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.
According to the statement issued by the Iranian foreign ministry, Amir-Abdollahian and Emir Sheikh Tamim reviewed the latest developments regarding the ongoing negotiations in Vienna to revive the 2015 nuclear deal and to halt US sanctions.
After a months-long break following the election of hardliner Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s president in the June elections, the sides re-convened in Vienna to resume to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in late November.
All sides have confirmed that progress has been achieved in the latest negotiations, yet annotated that there are gaps to require more discussion before the agreement is finalized.
The Iranian foreign minister’s visit came as part of his Gulf tour while the talks in Vienna continue. In this context, Amir-Abdollahian paid a visit to Oman on Monday. He met with Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime for Council of Ministers and deputy to the Omani Sultan.
During the meeting, both sides reportedly discussed a wide range of issues at bilateral, regional, and international levels. Furthermore, the Iranian FM briefed Al Said regarding the latest development in Vienna.
Emphasizing that Oman takes an essential place in President Ebrahim Raisi’s foreign policy understanding in the context of developing close ties with regional neighbors, Amir-Abdollahian stated that his country is keen to improve political, economic, and cultural relations with Oman.
Meanwhile, both Oman and Qatar have attempted to mediate between Iran and the United States on their disagreements regarding the 2015 nuclear deal.