Qatar all set to leave GCC, says Iran’s former diplomat

Estrangement continues between Qatar and other Gulf countries, recently Iran’s former ambassador to Qatar Abdullah Suhrabi informed that Qatar want to withdraw its membership of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

According to Al-Arbiya news, in an interview to the Iranian newspaper Jaam-e Jam, Abdullah Suhrabi said: “The information we have received from Qatar indicates that the Prince (now Emir) wanted to withdraw from the GCC since the onset of the Gulf crisis, but he had deferred the move on the advice of his counsellors”.

During interview Suhrabi claimed that Qatar has been trying to restore relations with Iran for over eight years and that early last year it reluctantly followed Saudi Arabia’s cue in calling back its ambassador from Tehran.  Iran had decided to resume Qatar’s embassy in Tehran “to stabilize its national security.”



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