Qatar emir receives Iran FM

The visit is Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif's third leg of a Gulf tour that has already taken him to Oman and Kuwait.

Qatar emir receives Iran FM

World Bulletin / News Desk

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani received on Monday Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who had arrived in Doha on an unannounced visit.

They discussed bilateral ties and issues of mutual interest, the official QNA news agency reported, giving no further details.

The visit is Zarif's third leg of a Gulf tour that has already taken him to Oman and Kuwait.

Tehran's top diplomat has repeatedly assured his Gulf hosts about his country's recent nuclear deal with the West.

Iran and the six world powers - US, Britain, Russia, France, China and Germany – recently penned a deal freeze Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief to secure that its nuclear power could be used only for peaceful purposes.

The agreement requires Iran to halt or scale back parts of its nuclear infrastructure, the first such pause in more than a decade, foreseeing an initial six-month period that brings boundaries to Tehran’s nuclear program.

Tehran’s next-generation centrifuges and the Arak reactor, which could begin to produce plutonium as early as 2014, would also be halted.

The International Atomic Energy Agency would have daily access to the Natanz and Fordow nuclear facilities, and would allow more frequent access to the Arak reactor.

In exchange, Tehran would receive limited sanctions relief, which would add roughly $1.5 billion in revenue from suspended sanctions "on gold and precious metals, Iran's auto sector, and Iran's petrochemical exports."

An additional $4.2 billion would be transferred to Iran in installments from Iranian oil sales.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Aralık 2013, 15:32