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Qatar’s Foreign Minister Speaks at the Center for the National Interest


20th November 2017 - Quoted by Curt Mills - The National Interest

As the Middle East is facing fresh fissures, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the Qatari foreign minister, is visiting Washington to bolster his country’s standing particularly with the Trump administration. His stops have included a meeting with the secretary of State Rex Tillerson and an address at the Center for the National Interest (CFTNI), as the Middle East appears to continue to disintegrate into a cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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The event came after weeks of think tank events in Washington that have been deeply skeptical about Qatar, including an event about Iran’s activities that took place at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), where National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster and CIA Director Mike Pompeo were in attendance, and an event at The Hudson Institute on Qatar, where former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, former CIA Director David Petraeus and Senator Tom Cotton were in attendance.

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