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We are waiting for the emir to visit

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Referring to TASS and Sputnik, the Russian media replicate news about the upcoming visit of the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to Russia. The visit may take place "very soon", that is, in the very near future. According to an unnamed source, the emir may fly to Moscow next week. However, there are no official statements about the visit yet.


We are waiting for the emir to visit


January morning 13 TASS reported: Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, intends to visit Russia.

“Such a visit is planned and can take place very soon,” said an unnamed agency interlocutor.

Another source, also unnamed, said that the emir could arrive in Russia next week.

In the evening of the same day, similar information appeared on the site. RIA News".

The visit of the Emir of Qatar to Russia is scheduled for the near future, a Qatari diplomatic source told the Sputnik news agency, the publication indicates.

“The visit is scheduled, preparation is underway. However, we do not know the exact date; I think next week, but there is no official statement about the visit yet, ”said an unnamed source.

According to him, the Emir is scheduled to meet with the leadership of Russia.

What can bind the interests of Russia and the interests of Qatar?

Recall 25 December last year, a meeting of the Foreign Minister of Qatar, Khaled bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. After the talks, it became known that the parties discussed the situation on the energy markets. Russia and Qatar, as it turned out, not only complement and support each other in the energy markets, but also agreed to continue this cooperation.

However, the words about energy carriers and cooperation in the field of trade in raw materials did not in any way affect the opposing positions of Qatar and Russia on the Syrian issue.

After talks with Khaled bin Mohammed al-Attiyya, Sergey Lavrov said only about “understanding.” “Following today's talks, we have an understanding with our Qatari colleagues that we can contribute to the process of forming such a delegation and the beginning of inter-Syrian negotiations to be carried out constructively,” the minister said. "Euronews". “I will not go into details, but this understanding has been achieved.”

The ability to "contribute", I suppose, is not at all something that actually contributes. The differences between the positions of Qatar and Russia are so great that Lavrov had to admit it.

Russia and Qatar were unable to resolve the differences in the approaches to the question of the future of Bashar al-Assad, leading "BBC" the words of Sergey Lavrov, spoken by him after negotiations in Moscow with a Qatari counterpart.

Lavrov explained that the parties could not find understanding on the question of the legitimacy of Assad. Moscow regards Assad as a traditional ally, and the Qatar authorities believe that the Syrian President is guilty of war crimes and should leave his post.

Recall, Al-Attiyah is the same politician, whom many experts consider to be the organizer of the civil war in Syria. In addition, it is widely known that Qatar is suspected of supporting the "Islamic State" and condemned Moscow for supporting Iran. Finally, Doha simply threatened President Assad with an invasion of Syria.

“If a military invasion protects the Syrian people from a tough regime, we will do it,” al-Attiyah said in October 2015.

It must also be recalled that in 2011, the Russian ambassador was beaten in Qatar. Russian Foreign Ministry said on Moscow’s lowering of the level of diplomatic relations with Qatar because of this incident.

The opinion of Qatar's ruling circles of experts specializing in the Middle East is interesting.

The President of the Middle East Institute, political scientist Yevgeny Satanovsky, in December 2015, described the head of the Qatari Foreign Ministry as Middle Eastern cardinal Richelieu.

“It was this man who de facto“ put ”at the head of Qatar the current young emir Tamim al-Thani. Al-Attiyah did almost impossible for the Arab world: he organized a peaceful transfer of power from father to son. It is he who alone controls the foreign policy of Qatar. Al-Attiyah comes from the richest clan in Qatar, his brother is the defense minister, and huge supply contracts go through him weapons from the USA, Belarus and other countries, ”an expert told the newspaper "Sight".

“His personal career and future depend on the outcome of the Syrian conflict, so he put a lot on it. If the Russian VKS manages to leave Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia with a nose in Syria, then Al-Attiyah will lose his present position. After all, who were these people 150 years ago? They were ordinary pirates of the Persian Gulf, ”the expert recalled.

“It is Qatar and personally Al-Attiyah who are behind the civil war in Syria,” Satanovsky is sure. - Qatar is the main issue solver in the Middle East. Formally, the most influential person in Qatar is the emir, but another big question is who has real power: the emir or al-Attiy. ”

The scientist directly called Qatar "the enemy" of Russia: "... Moreover, Qatar gradually but surely" wring out "the gas market in our country. Qatar supports the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization that we have recognized as terrorist. The main ideologue of this organization, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, has declared war against us for the third time: Afghanistan, Chechnya, and now Syria, and lives quietly in Qatar under the auspices of the Emir. Listen to at least what they say on the Qatari Al-Jazeera channel about Russia, and everything will become clear. And remember the beating of the Russian ambassador in Qatar. This does not happen with a country with which there may be some common interests. This is the enemy. ”

So, the “protégé” of al-Attiyi, the emir Tamim al-Tani, is going to fly to Russia. What for? What could mean the visit of the "enemy"?

Orientalist, diplomat of the Russian Embassy in Qatar in 2010-2011. Eldar Kasayev believes that the upcoming visit of the Emir "speaks about the success of Russian diplomacy."

"Some criticize the work of our Foreign Ministry, but it has noticeable breakthroughs, including in the Syrian direction," said the expert. "Free Press". “The second point is that the monarchies of the Persian Gulf, first of all, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are now moving.”

The orientalist is sure that “you need to be friends with Russia, although you don’t want to. The reason is simple: "Without our country, it is impossible to unravel the tangle of Middle Eastern problems."

“The Qatari people are pragmatic people, their elite studied in prestigious universities, many Western advisers work there. Therefore, they are bending their line and want to negotiate with Russia in all possible ways, although the antagonism between states goes beyond the limit. Since I worked at the embassy in Qatar in 2011, the situation has improved a bit. A Russian ambassador appeared who was not two years old. But nevertheless, economically, we do not have any significant projects yet, in the political arena we cross swords, primarily on the Syrian track. From the very beginning, we support Assad, and the Qataris with the Saudis want to overthrow him in order to establish a regime loyal to themselves. ”


And here Qataris are interested in two things: 1) is a confessional ethnicity: they want to overthrow the Shiites; 2) economic - they want to run a gas pipeline through the territory of Syria and then deliver gas to Turkey and then to Europe. “Qatar pursues its goals,” concluded the expert, “and for this, it tries to negotiate with all the players involved in the conflict, including with Russia.”

Nevertheless, the expert believes that there should not be any serious progress at the negotiations now. “The situation is very difficult, moreover, the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran has turned up to it, which will undoubtedly be the subject of negotiations with the Emir of Qatar,” Kasayev said. “But the very fact that the dialogue is going on is important, we are trying to negotiate, and before that we only looked at each other through the sights.”

The Arabist, senior teacher of the department of general political science of the National Research University Higher School of Economics Leonid Isaev echoes the orientalist.

“We are unlikely to be able to negotiate with Qatar, but this does not exclude the need for the negotiations themselves,” he said, “SP”. - Over the past year, meetings at the highest level between the leadership of our state and the authorities of the Gulf countries have been frequent. And the emir of Kuwait came to Moscow, and with the Saudis we met several times at the highest level, and with the king of Bahrain. But this has not yet led to dramatic advances. ”

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So, we are waiting for the emir to visit. Representatives of the Middle Eastern monarchies in recent months, often in Moscow. The reasons lie on the surface: it is politics and economics. The same Qatar has long cherished the dream of holding a gas pipeline through the territory of Syria and partially displacing Gazprom from the European market. And first of all, for the implementation of this project, B. Assad, an opponent of both political and religious, should be removed from Syria. To achieve this goal, rich Qatar is sponsoring an “opposition” in Syria. Saudi Arabia does the same thing. Therefore, the fate of the Syrian president is the first topic for negotiations with the Kremlin for both Qatari and Saudis.

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  1. shinobi
    shinobi 15 January 2016 05: 51 New
    +4
    They will blackmail me, so that the IG isn’t finished.
    1. Leprekon
      Leprekon 15 January 2016 06: 17 New
      +9
      Yes, apparently, based on the words of Satanovsky, every blow of our air forces reduces the length of the "ghost gas pipeline", Qatar-Turkey! That stir!
    2. Shick
      Shick 15 January 2016 06: 44 New
      10
      countries like Qatar should not exist
      1. Letun
        Letun 15 January 2016 07: 12 New
        +8
        Quote: Shick
        countries like Qatar should not exist

        Countries such as the United States and Great Britain should not exist. And if these two geeks are not there, the planet will be much calmer, but alas, all this, only dreams ...
        1. krot
          krot 15 January 2016 09: 45 New
          +2
          Do we need this r ...?
      2. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 15 January 2016 07: 13 New
        10
        "Qatar stomach (gastritis) - inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach. "Do not find such a coincidence symbolic? Although this, impudent from impunity and huge amounts of money, the Middle East monarchy is no longer gastritis, but hemorrhoids. For Russia, for sure.
    3. Megatron
      Megatron 15 January 2016 09: 00 New
      +2
      Only so with them.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 15 January 2016 05: 58 New
    +3
    They have not yet figured out who is behind the explosion of our plane in Egypt. Maybe this emir will bring the head of the culprit? As the east relies. Before the appearance of the photograph, they used to take their heads for reliability.
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 15 January 2016 06: 19 New
    +2
    And what does he want, tea, kfa?
    1. dmi.pris
      dmi.pris 15 January 2016 09: 31 New
      0
      Stand in line, at the reception ...
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      And what does he want, tea, kfa?
  4. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 15 January 2016 06: 27 New
    +6
    I remember that behind several terracotti in Russia is Qatar? What the hell do they fly here ??????
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco 15 January 2016 15: 49 New
      0
      Quote: Great-grandfather of Zeus
      What the hell do they fly here ??????

      Well, what? There is a big chess game, who will outplay whom, it is known that chess originated in the east, but is there now a man who can play this game? I have doubts, can descendants of pirates play intellectual games ??? Robbing, earning piracy like 150 years ago, is one thing, and wisely conduct a business is another.
      I think all of us will not be voiced, but they will report something, and as a result of his visit, in a week or two we will see the consequences, agreements, or lack thereof.
  5. Denis DV
    Denis DV 15 January 2016 06: 27 New
    +1
    The emir will bring money for the terrorists. I think a meeting with our leadership is a screen; the camels are preparing disgusting things.
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 15 January 2016 07: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: Denis DV
      The emir will bring money for the terrorists.

      Yeah, in the chwal. In the diplomatic bag, sorry. Now things are not done like that.
  6. PatriotKZ
    PatriotKZ 15 January 2016 06: 36 New
    +1
    I agree with Eldar Kasayev that the forthcoming visit of the emir "speaks of the success of Russian diplomacy." bully
  7. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 15 January 2016 07: 38 New
    +3
    Yes, war is war, and business is business. Money doesn’t smell, just to earn money, so the Arabs frequented us. Well, let's try to agree. "A thin world is better than a good quarrel."
  8. Darkboy2012
    Darkboy2012 15 January 2016 07: 40 New
    0
    Al-Atiyah, according to Satanovsky, is to blame for the tourists who shot down the plane over Sinai - I hope everything will return to him a hundredfold. Not one of the leaders who threaten or kill our citizens has ever evaded an answer ...
    1. Belousov
      Belousov 15 January 2016 08: 12 New
      +3
      Yeah, did not go away from the answer. So he didn’t leave that some of the terrorists who had slaughtered our soldiers at the age of 16 now have the title of Hero of Russia and the oil companies are still being transferred to them.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 January 2016 07: 55 New
    +3
    What is difficult for the diplomat’s work, among other things, is that you have to meet sworn “friends”, negotiate and smile at the same time. Indeed, various sheikhs, princes, and other sponsors of terrorists to Russia have become more frequent after the start of the operations of our VKS in Syria.
  10. sa-ag
    sa-ag 15 January 2016 07: 59 New
    0
    “... they want to draw a gas pipeline through Syria and then supply gas to Turkey and then to Europe.“ Qatar pursues its goals, ”the expert concluded,“ and for this it is trying to negotiate with all the players involved in the conflict, including with Russia. ""

    We are waiting for the appearance of a joint venture to trade gas in Europe, and then the war in the Middle East will turn off, if such an event occurs then the question will arise, why were these victims and why this could not be done, for example, in 2009?
    1. Tra-ta-ta
      Tra-ta-ta 15 January 2016 09: 03 New
      +2
      ..what were these victims ..?
      In addition, a program to reduce the world's population has long been launched ...
      Everyone who did not have time to "get into the elevator" and did not get into the "golden billion" will fall into the millstone sooner or later .. This is only the beginning ...
  11. Dam
    Dam 15 January 2016 08: 13 New
    +1
    These oslopusov needs to be kept out of their deserts. The stinker with money has not ceased to be a stinker. The sense of diplomacy is unquestionable, especially if you first give a damn to Al Atiyu and then negotiate. With these freaks the best motivator is fear
  12. Tra-ta-ta
    Tra-ta-ta 15 January 2016 08: 34 New
    +3
    "It is this person de facto "put" at the head of Qatar the current young emir Tamim al-Thani. Al-Atiyah accomplished the almost impossible for the Arab world: he organized a peaceful transition of power from father to son. He alone controls the foreign policy of Qatar ... "
    I regularly follow Yevgeny Yanovich’s speeches, and I don’t remember something that he attributed to Al-Atiyya the main role in the fact that the current Emir came to power ...
    Other sources believe that his mother “rules” and affects Emir, his dad’s second wife is the beautiful Sheikh Moza ...
    Al-Atiyah, of course, crap, taking the initiative .. But, according to E. Ya., Failure his initiatives in Syria will cost him his head ...
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 15 January 2016 10: 13 New
      +4
      A dangerous bitch.
      1. Tra-ta-ta
        Tra-ta-ta 15 January 2016 15: 57 New
        +1
        ..where is our Rasputin ..?
        He would conquer without a doubt.
  13. gergi
    gergi 15 January 2016 08: 47 New
    +5
    Muzzle along the asphalt right at the airport, let this camel driver answer for our ambassador. Ass came to bustle! And answer for the plane over the Sinai!
  14. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 15 January 2016 08: 49 New
    +2
    Not to accept. Such mongrels, only under the American table, bones to nibble. Press them to the last squeak. No negotiation.
  15. Zheka40
    Zheka40 15 January 2016 08: 55 New
    +1
    The eggs were pinched. Throw them nah
  16. Cananecat
    Cananecat 15 January 2016 09: 03 New
    +2
    Again, the loot will be offered as the Saudis. There is not only a gas pipeline, but running fighters will bring a lot of problems.
  17. orca77
    orca77 15 January 2016 09: 04 New
    +3
    Quote: Mavrikiy
    And what does he want, tea, kfa?

    A chocolate bar.
    Russia - a generous soul (s)
    1. Dry_T-50
      Dry_T-50 15 January 2016 12: 26 New
      +1
      Quote: orca77
      Chocolate bar

      This is to Ukraine
  18. sergey100174
    sergey100174 15 January 2016 09: 29 New
    +2
    Quote: gergi
    Muzzle along the asphalt right at the airport, let this camel driver answer for our ambassador. Ass came to bustle! And answer for the plane over the Sinai!

    At the airport, "accidentally" conduct exercises of the Moscow OMON using service dogs.
  19. veksha50
    veksha50 15 January 2016 09: 49 New
    +2
    "So, we are waiting for the emir to visit"...

    The point is ... The goals of Qatar and Russia, for anything, are diametrically opposed ... And for what purpose the emir flies to Russia, what will he try to achieve ???

    Hmm ... I wonder what will happen if it arrives, it arrives, and Putin simply will not accept it, justifying the refusal to those. that "there is nothing to crush the water in the mortar" ...
  20. igorra
    igorra 15 January 2016 10: 17 New
    0
    Did Putin have an Italian grandmother in his family? All the godfathers of the Italian mafia envy him for how long and coldly he prepares revenge, on the other hand, it is not for nothing that Berlusconi considers him his best friend (as far as politicians can be friends). Remember how urya-patriots shouted after beating the ambassador in Qatar? And this is just the beginning.
    PS And in Turkey, the time will come, Putin will go over a good skating rink, because Erdogan’s wine is redundant and for sure, only tomatoes will not do.
  21. SSV
    SSV 15 January 2016 10: 19 New
    +3
    Oh brothers, what a dirty business of a politician! This is what freaks to negotiate with. Here with this for example .....
  22. am808s
    am808s 15 January 2016 10: 54 New
    +1
    Politics, of course, is a dirty business, but you still have to do this business and yet "a bad world is preferable to a good war"
  23. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 15 January 2016 18: 57 New
    0
    How did petrodollars come about? The US once (who is interested in reading) agreed with the Saudis that they would guarantee them protection, in exchange for selling oil only for dollars. Since this all started. And now the Saudis are snickering .. and their Americans seem to merge. rather, they hinted that without a dad they have nothing to catch. So they fussed.
  24. Orionvit
    Orionvit 15 January 2016 20: 35 New
    0
    Quote: veksha50
    "So, we are waiting for the emir to visit"...

    The point is ... The goals of Qatar and Russia, for anything, are diametrically opposed ... And for what purpose the emir flies to Russia, what will he try to achieve ???

    Hmm ... I wonder what will happen if it arrives, it arrives, and Putin simply will not accept it, justifying the refusal to those. that "there is nothing to crush the water in the mortar" ...

    With these permissions to say “guests” it is necessary as in an old joke. Stalin talks with Churchill over the phone, and the phone goes “net, net, net, net,” then he says “yes” and hangs up. Molotov asks: comrade Stalin, why did you always say no, but at the very end, yes. "Stalin answers," Churchill simply asked, do I understand him? "
  25. Stilet
    Stilet 15 January 2016 21: 22 New
    +1
    If you really look, then the crisis affects these ... Qatar can be understood, grandmas are thrown into the war, the oil crisis, but there is no exhaust from all this. VKS do not give! There are no pipes through Syria! Grandmas hang, well, there is no turnover. Shiites scum with their Assad did not die. Therefore, Putin, give us Assad and a passage through the territory of Syria, and we will tell Barak Huseynovich that you are good, and then it will be possible to remove the sanctions from you and your Russia ..
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 15 January 2016 21: 31 New
      0
      I am of the same opinion, the emir of Qatar is traveling with the sole purpose of "persuading" Vladimir Putin to surrender Syria and Iran, but he is unlikely to succeed.
      It is much more profitable for us to support these countries and create a Hezbollah-Syria-Iraq-Iran belt than to go to an “agreement” with US satellites financing terrorism in the region.
  26. tehnokrat
    tehnokrat 16 January 2016 00: 38 New
    0
    To the author of "+", thanks for the news, this is interesting!
    It would be nice to listen to this topic of Satanovsky, Bagdasarov. Throw a reference if anyone has it.
    I think the Qatari Foreign Ministry is going not only from Qatar, but also from Saudi Arabia too.

    Quote: Stilet
    If you really look, then the crisis affects these ... Qatar can be understood, grandmas are thrown into the war, the oil crisis, but there is no exhaust from all this. VKS do not give! There are no pipes through Syria! Grandmas hang, well, there is no turnover. Shiites scum with their Assad did not die. Therefore, Putin, give us Assad and a passage through Syria

    Exactly! this topic is their main, IMHO! But the Saudis will not go to us - they understand very well that after their aggravation with Iran we, the Saudis, will not accept them at the level they need; we will not jeopardize rapprochement with Iran. So they send the Qatari Foreign Ministry: they say, at the same time, you will apologize for the battered Russian ambassador.
    But they will not offer their intercession to Washington to lift sanctions, but their general influence in OPEC, in oil production. They suffer from low prices no less than ours, if not more:
    "Oil and gas production accounts for more than 50% of GDP, 85% of the value of exports and 70% of the revenue of the state budget" - this is Qatar;
    "45% of the country's gross domestic product. 75% of budget revenues and 90% of exports" - this is KSA.
    And now, when the Syrian oil and gas route is becoming more and more illusive, they will try to separately agree with us, without throwing from the SGA.

    But I wonder, at what level will we accept them?
  27. Weyland
    Weyland 16 January 2016 21: 26 New
    0
    If we recall the airbus shot down over Sinai: and over the territory of Iraq, no one can completely accidentally bring down an airplane with this emir? It would have worked symmetrically ...