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Gargash says restoration of full Iran ties 'embarrasses Doha'

Gargash says restoration of full Iran ties 'embarrasses Doha'

"The government of the republic of Chad has decided on the closure of the embassy of the state of Qatar in Chad and on the departure of the ambassador and Qatari diplomatic personnel", the ministry said in a statement, adding that the embassy was given 10 days to comply.

Commenting on Qatar's recent statement that it made a decision to return its ambassador to Tehran and "strengthen ties in all fields" with the Islamic Republic, Iranian political analyst Hassan Hanizadeh explained to Sputnik Iran what this move might actually signify.

Iran has helped Qatar cope with the trade and travel restrictions.

Doha recalled its ambassador to Tehran in January 2016 following attacks on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Iran by some demonstrators in protest to Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

The retaliatory move came just 24 hours after the central African state announced it was closing Qatar's embassy in N'Djamena, accusing Doha of seeking to destabilise the country.

However, Qatar's relationship with Tehran has been warmer than the more aggressive stance adopted by other Saudi allies such as the UAE and Bahrain. Qatar and Iran share an offshore natural gas field, called the South Pars Field by Tehran and the North Field by Doha.

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Analysts believe the unprecedented political crisis in the Persian Gulf has pushed Qatar closer to Tehran.

There was no official reaction from Saudi Arabia to the Qatari announcement, but the Saudi state-run media outlets have portrayed the move as a sign that another Arab capital has been conquered by Tehran.

Saudi Arabia topped the three blockading Gulf countries with total number of violations 2,045 out of total 3,446 complaints received by the NHRC so far, which makes the 60 percent of total human rights violations committed.

"The management of the crisis caused the burning of bridges, the squandering of sovereignty and the deepening of the Qatari crisis and undermined what remained of the mediator's chances", he snapped.

The Saudi-led bloc later on released a list of demands, including reducing ties with Iran, that Qatar should fulfil prior to any normalization of relations.

In a statement, Senegal's foreign minister said he hoped the act "encourages efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis between Qatar and neighboring countries".


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