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Qatar tells Iran: Get over differences

Shaikh Tamim and Rohani called in a telephone conversation for an end to violence in the region during the holy month.

By (AFP)

Published: Sun 21 Jun 2015, 1:40 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:07 PM

Tehran - Iran and Qatar should “get over their differences” and boost relations to ensure regional stability, Qatar’s Amir, His Highness Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, has told Iran’s President Hassan Rohani as the holy month of Ramadan gets under way.

Shaikh Tamim and Rohani also called in a telephone conversation on Thursday night for an end to violence in the region during the holy month, Iran’s Isna news agency reported on Friday.

“There might be differences over some issues, but the two countries, as friends, brothers and neighbours, should get over these obstacles,” Shaikh Tamim said, calling relations with Iran “historical and robust.” Rohani said there was “good potential for economic and political” relations between the two countries. Iran can play “an important role in establishing peace and security in the region,” the Amir said.

Dialogue must replace conflict in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, he added. 

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