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Jordan Ready to Thaw Relations with Qatar

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After following through with Arab Nations to excommunicate Qatar, Jordan is now thawing its relations with Tehran.

Confirmed news states that both nations are expected to “exchange ambassadors in the coming days.” This move comes two years after Amman recalled its ambassador to Doha, as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with the Gulf state in June 2017. 

 Amman now has officially asked the Qatari government to consider the current secretary-general of the Foreign Ministry, Zaid al-Lawzi, as its next ambassador to Doha. Qatar, in response, has said that it has proposed Sheikh Saudi bin Nasser bin Jasem as its ambassador to Amman.

The restoration of full diplomatic ties follows a number of goodwill gestures between the two countries that include. To start with, a high-level visit recently by Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah to Amman was made possible where he met with King Abdullah.

Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman al-Safadi told the local media that his country’s relations with Qatar are “distinguished and fraternal.” He added that there is consultation between the two countries on all issues of mutual concern.

 Jordan, in the past, has scaled back its diplomatic ties with Qatar in a bid to “end the crises” in the region. A spokesman for the kingdom said late Tuesday that it would follow the example of other Gulf Arab states in order to preserve regional stability.

Qatar continues to face mounting backlash from around the world and other Arab nations over disputed claims that its leaders back terrorism

However, it is no surprise that Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed support for the Doha government in the face of the brewing conflict. It has its own agenda on the mind and will side with anyone who can contribute to it.

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