Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has met the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran.
During the aforementioned meetings, talks focused on bilateral and regional issues in addition to efforts to restore Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The Qatari leader’s visit to the Iranian capital began on Thursday, coinciding with the second day of negotiations between Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and the European Union’s coordinator for the nuclear talks, Enrique Mora.
After he departs Tehran, Al Thani is expected to visit several European countries.
Unable to finalize an agreement to revive the landmark nuclear accord that the United States unilaterally abandoned in 2018, Qatar and European officials have been trying to facilitate stalled indirect talks between Tehran and Washington.
As neither the supreme leader nor the president made any public mention of the nuclear deal, even as the Qatari leader reiterated his support for its revival, the Iranian side appeared to be more focused on regional and bilateral issues during the talks.
Meanwhile, according to the supreme leader’s website, Khamenei and Al Thani mainly discussed regional and bilateral affairs.