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After emir's visit, Qatari foreign minister says U.S. refuses to budge on Iran sanctions

Jul 10, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

The visiting emir of Qatar, who met with President Trump on Tuesday, did not renew an earlier offer to mediate between the United States and Iran because the White House indicated a belief that ever-harsher sanctions would force Tehran to negotiate, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said.

"What we have sensed from the United States is, they don't want a war," Thani said in an interview Wednesday. But "they see sanctions as useful in bringing Iran to the negotiating ...