Tehran, 1 July 2022 (TDI): Iranian President, Dr. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, held a telephonic conversation with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Thursday evening.

In his conversation, the Iranian President emphasized the clear positions of Iran in the talks on lifting the sanctions.

Sanctions against Iran

Speaking in response to a phone call by the Emir of Qatar, President Raisi referred to International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) official reports.

He said as per IAEA the nuclear program of the Islamic Republic of Iran is completely transparent and has never deviated from the legal path.

He also added, “Repeated accusations and repeated allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran during the talks indicate their political targeting in the negotiation process”.

The Iranian President said Iran considers unilateral actions cruel, illegal, and unjust. He further stated, “All efforts should be directed towards the full lifting of sanctions with necessary guarantees in this regard.”

President Raisi stressed, “A lasting agreement requires the lifting of sanctions and the unconditional abandonment of baseless claims.”

FIFA World Cup 2022

In another part of the conversation, President Raisi referred to Qatar hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022. President also announced Iran’s readiness to help hold this important sporting event as best as possible.

Iranian President said cultural cooperation along with economic support will be provided with the aim of making a constructive impact.

In this telephonic conversation, Qatari Emir appreciated the support from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hamad Al Thani said, “Doha supports Tehran’s position in realizing its rights and advancing the talks, especially strengthening bilateral relations”.

Qatari Emir further welcomed Iran’s support for better holding of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in November-December.

This conversation came after Doha finished hosting follow-up negotiations on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)’s revival. The United States left JCPOA in 2018 and returned the sanctions that the accord had lifted.