Qatar Restores Diplomatic Relations with Iran

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Qatar has restored the full diplomatic relations with Iran send its ambassador back to Iran.

Iran welcomed Qatar’s decision, has sent food to Qatar and allowed its airplanes to increasingly use the its airspace.

Restoring diplomatic ties will undoubtedly anger those opposing Qatar in the regional dispute, chief among them Saudi Arabia, Iran’s regional rival.

Qatar pulled out its ambassador in early 2016 after Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric sparked attacks on two Saudi diplomatic posts in Iran, a move to show solidarity with the kingdom.