Qatar backs nuclear deal

Qatar signalled last night that it backed the nuclear deal between the US, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany.

“This was the best option amongst other options in order to try to come up with a solution for the nuclear weapons of Iran though dialogue, and this came up as a result of the efforts exerted by the United States of America and its allies,” Qatar’s Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah said in a statement at a press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Doha. “We are sure that all the efforts that have been exerted make this region very secure, very stable.”

Earlier, Kerry had talks with Qatar’s emir Shaikh Tamim bin Mohammed al-Khalifa and partcipated in a meeting with GCC foreign ministers.

Qatar has a maritime border with Iran and shares the world’s largest non-associated gas field, named the North Field by Qatar and South Pars by Iran.