"Qatar announced that its ambassador to Tehran will return to resume his diplomatic duties", Reuters quotes the Qatari foreign ministry's information office as saying in a statement in Arabic on its website.
Commenting on Qatar's recent statement that it made a decision to return its ambassador to Tehran and "strengthen ties in all fields" with the Islamic Republic, Iranian political analyst Hassan Hanizadeh explained to Sputnik Iran what this move might actually signify.
The Qatari decision was conveyed by foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani during a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss "bilateral relations and means of boosting and developing them", Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.
Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday and promised to send its ambassador back to Tehran - a move counter to the demands of Arab nations trying to isolate Doha as part of a regional dispute. But Qatar seems prepared to stand its ground and has been relying on food and material imports from Iran, Turkey and Oman to beat the embargo.
Mediation attempts led by countries such as Kuwait and the United States have so far failed to make headway toward settling the crisis.
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The decision came despite Iranian officials' condemnation of the attacks and prosecution of perpetrators. "It published 200 cartoons, while the UAE also published 200 and Bahrain published 180".
Analysts believe the unprecedented political crisis in the Persian Gulf has pushed Qatar closer to Tehran. Comparing to other two Gulf states, UAE has the highest number of violations with regard to the right of education with 61 percent of the violations (130 out of total 213 education related complaints). Doha did not mention the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region, in which its neighbours chose to cut their ties with it in June.
"The management of the crisis caused the burning of bridges, the squandering of sovereignty and the deepening of the Qatari crisis and undermined what remained of the mediator's chances", he wrote in a Twitter post on Thursday.
They've also demanded Qatar close Al Jazeera, reduce ties with Iran and shut its Turkish military base if it wants the blockade to end.
"It's gone on for far too long". She declined to comment on the normalization of Tehran-Doha ties.