Qatar Foreign Minister: blockade pushing it closer to Iran economically

Qatar Foreign Minister: blockade pushing it closer to Iran economically
Mon Sep 25, 2017 14:59:58

An economic blockade on Qatar is having the effect of pushing Qatar closer to Iran economically, Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told reporters in Paris.

(reuters) -- "They said Qatar was now closer to Iran. By their measures they are pushing Qatar to Iran. They are giving Iran, or any regional force, Qatar like a gift," he said on Monday.

"Is that their objective, to push one country, a [P]GCC member state towards Iran? This is not a wise objective," he added.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani also stressed that Qatar still had political differences with Iran, including over Syria.

(Photo: reuters)
 

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