Iran, Turkey and Iraq to Meet in Baghdad over Qatar Rift





ERBIL—
An emergency meeting will gather Tehran, Ankara and Baghdad senior officials in Baghdad to discuss the recent rift among the regional countries over Qatar.

Mohsen Rezaei, the secretary for Iran's Expediency Discernment Council posted the news on his twitter account, saying the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation will also be summoned to help in resolving the issue.


The official, however, did not reveal any more details such as the timing of the assembly.
On Monday Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates announced they have broken off relations with Qatar, accusing the rich Gulf country of supporting "terrorism" and destabilizing the region.


Yemen, Libya and the Maldives followed the four countries and cut ties with Qatar.
Qatari government refuted the charges, saying the decision has “no legitimate justification" and is “based on claims and allegations that have no basis in fact.”


Earlier on Monday Rezaei had accused Saudi Arabia of "planning to impose full guardianship on Qatar, after what the regime did with Bahrain."


The news about tripartite meeting in Baghdad was made public after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the recent diplomatic crisis in the Gulf countries with his Turkish, Jordanian and Indonesian counterparts.


Bahram Qasemi, spokesperson for Iranian Foreign Ministry said Iran is calling on all parties to the current dispute "to learn from lessons of the region's past bitter experiences, and move towards decreasing tension by avoiding excited reactions and resorting to wisdom and restraint."

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