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Iran’s Khamenei Urges Stronger Trade, Political Ties With Qatar

Ali Khamenei
Ali Khamenei

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Iran’s supreme leader urged his country and Qatar to substantially strengthen economic and political ties following a visit to Tehran by the ruler of the Gulf Arab monarchy.

“The current level of economic relations between the two countries is too low and it must be several times what it is,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a statement on his website. Political ties should also be developed, he said, as “there’s room for a further exchange of views.”