Qatar's Emir Shaikh Tamim reaches Tehran in attempt to calm US-Iran tensions

Qatar's Emir Shaikh Tamim reaches Tehran in attempt to calm US-Iran tensions

Tehran (Agencies): Qatar''s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani arrived on Sunday reached Tehran in an attempt to calm rising tensions between Iran and the United States.


The emir was scheduled to meet with President Hassan Rouhani in the afternoon, semi-official news agency ISNA said.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington after US forces killed Iran’s most revered military commander Maj Gen Qassem Suleimani in a drone strike near Baghdad airport on Jan 3, while in revenge Tehran attacked two US military bases in Iraq with missiles five days later. Though the two countries have apparently stood down, tension is still running high in the region.

Qatar is close to the US and hosts Washington''s largest military base in the region, but it also enjoys strong ties with Tehran, with which it shares the world''s largest gas field.