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Iranian FM arrives in Qatar

Tehran, June 28, IRNA - Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki arrived in Doha, Qatar, on a day-long visit Thursday to discuss issues of mutual interest with Qatari senior officials.

Mottaki was welcomed at the airport by Qatar's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Bin Abdullah al-Mahmoud.

Later in the day, the Iranian minister is to discuss promotion of Tehran-Doha relations in separate meetings with Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tameem Bin Hamad al-Thani and Prime Minister Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani.

Mottaki, Moussa discuss latest regional developments on phone

Tehran, June 28, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and the Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa discussed latest regional developments, particularly the issue of Palestine, in a telephone conversation on Thursday.

During the telephone call, Mottaki stressed the need for finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing tension in the occupied territories.

Condemning the existing struggle among supporters of Hamas and Fatah in Palestine, Mottaki urged all Palestinian groups to preserve their national unity and solidarity.

Conflicts between supporters of Hamas and Fatah have led in taking over of the Gaza Strip by Hamas forces 12 days ago.

"The tensions would only benefit the common enemy of all Palestinians, that is Israel," said the minister who demanded the Arab League to take necessary measures to settle the current unrest in the occupied territories.

Mottaki further stressed that continued siege of the Palestinian nation can not be acceptable to Muslim nations any longer.

Meanwhile, Moussa appreciated the importance attached by Tehran to the issue of Palestine.

Stressing that he was in contact with both Palestinian groups, he said the Arab League was trying to encourage them to solve their problems through negotiation.

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