Senior officials of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) have held talks with counterparts from several European and Asian countries in recent weeks to boost economic and banking ties, a report published by ISNA suggested.
Saudi Arabia and its satellites have repeatedly put their neighbor Qatar on notice, but never as severely as this. In 2014, they temporarily recalled their ambassadors from the tiny, rich Persian Gulf statelet: but on June 5th, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain announced they were not only severing diplomatic relations with Qatar, but their air, sea and land links too—meaning that Qatar’s only land border is to be closed. Panic buying is already reported in Qatari shops. Qataris must leave Saudi Arabia within days, and will henceforth be denied entry. For good measure the ambitious young Saudi defense minister and deputy crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, expelled Qatar’s 1,000-strong force from the coalition he leads against Houthis in Yemen.
Qatar says measure aims to put it under ‘guardianship’
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone Mohamed Gibril Sesay here on Wednesday discussed ways for promoting cooperation in all fields.
Iran’s deputy FM Qashqavi said the Canadian government has voiced eagerness to reestablish ties with Iran and the Islamic Republic is also seeking to have dignified relations with the North American country.