Qatar Foreign Minister said the nuclear deal with Iran as a good milestone, must be preserved.

Iran Press/Middle East: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani, Qatar Deputy Prime Minister who also serves as Minister of Foreign Affairs in an interview with German Handelsblatt newspaper called Iran nuclear deal as a milestone which must be preserved.

"Qatar's position in dealing with Iran is clear. above all, we do not want a nuclear arms race in the Persian Gulf. The nuclear deal with Iran was a very good milestone, it must be preserved. We must now address and negotiate issues beyond the nuclear issue with Tehran," Sheikh Mohammed al Thani told Handelsblatt.

Qatar Foreign Minister reminded to the support of member of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) from nuclear agreement and their intention to participate in the negotiations before 2015 said: "In 2017, several PGCC states changed their position when (Donald) Trump came to power and opposed the agreement. We think that the nuclear agreement is necessary."

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani said: "We need to tackle the regional problems between Iran and some of the Arab states and not get into a new confrontation. Otherwise, there will be a dangerous nuclear arms race in our already unstable region."

Some PGCC states changed their position and opposed JCPOA

He added, "If Iran gets nothing for its renunciation of nuclear weapons, it will step out of the nuclear deal and then others will feel justified in resorting to nuclear weapons. Then everything in the region will be militarized."

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani's remark come when the new report from the House Oversight and Reform Committee reveals that Trump administration officials have tried to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia as a potential violation of the law, who raised ethical and legal concerns about the process.

The new interim report from the House Oversight committee has been revealed after the Democratic National Committee adopted a resolution calling on the US to re-enter the Iran nuclear accord, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

On 8 May 2018, the US president pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the 5+1 Group (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Following the US exit from JCPOA, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord. 101/205

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Some PGCC states changed their position and opposed JCPOA