Once the development of the new phases of the South Pars (SP) Gas Field in southern Iran are completed, the country will outpace Qatar in gas extraction from the joint field by 120 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d).
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian and Qatari Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad Sherida al-Kaabi held an online meeting to discuss linking the two countries’ electricity grids via the sea.
Iran’s outgoing Ambassador to Qatar Mohammad Ali Sobhani in a meeting with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani stressed the significance of strengthening of Tehran-Doha relations in various fields.
A senior Qatari official said Doha will not follow in the footsteps of neighboring Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to normalize relations with Israel, emphasizing that Doha will not take such a measure as long as the Palestinian issue is unresolved.
Qatar has distanced itself from a hostile call by the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) for the UN Security Council to back a US-proposed extension of the UN arms ban against Iran, highlighting good neighborly relations between the two countries.
A senior official at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that the recent visits to the Middle East region by US officials are taking place to promote Washington’s policy of Iranophobia and destabilizing the region.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani in a video conference on Monday discussed latest regional and international developments.