Iranian President Mohammed Khatami will take part in the upcoming Islamic summit in Doha following Qatar's decision to break ties with Israel, his office said Thursday.
"Qatar has announced that it is severing its relations with Israel and closing the Zionist regime's office in Doha. Iran is pleased that Qatar has taken into account the wish of Muslim countries and Muslims all over the world, and therefore President Khatami, chairman of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, will go to the summit," an official statement said.
Iran, which is to hand over the leadership of the OIC to Qatar at the summit, had made Khatami's presence conditional on Doha closing the Israeli trade office in the Gulf emirate – TEHRAN (AFP)
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