Qatar welcomes Iran nuclear agreement…

Qatar has welcomed the agreement reached at Geneva talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany on Tehran’s nuclear programme.

An official source at the Foreign Ministry, in a statement to the official Qatar News Agency (QNA), described the agreement as “an important step towards safeguarding peace and stability in the region”

“The State of Qatar calls for making the Middle East a nuclear weapon-free zone,” the source said, stressing Qatar’s keenness on the stability and security in the region.

He noted that the agreement was consistent with Qatar’s permanent stance “that supports resolving the nuclear issue through negotiations and peaceful means”.

In Geneva yesterday, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme for the next six months in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in a preliminary accord meant to lay the foundations for a comprehensive agreement later this year. QNA, Gulf Times, Associated Press.

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