Qatari PM on Iran: 'They lie to us, and we lie to them'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 30, 2010 19:43




Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani characterized his country's relations with Iran as one in which "They lie to us, and we lie to them," according to a Wikileaks document describing a meeting between Thani and two US officials, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, and Ambassador Joseph E. LeBaron.

According to the document, the Qatari PM expressed skepticism toward the West being able to reach an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, saying, "I'd be surprised and shocked if the Iranians do a deal. You always think you have a deal with them and then you don't."

He continued, "The EU, Chirac, and Solana...they all thought they had a deal... Solana said two weeks; I advised him it would take two years."


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