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Iran on the agenda as Qatar emir meets Biden

There is potential Doha could play a role in brokering a US-Iran prisoner exchanging following press reports of Iran-Qatar talks on the topic.
US President Joe Biden meets with Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, in the White House on Jan. 31, 2022, in Washington, DC.

President Joe Biden met Monday with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, following reports that Iran asked for the Persian Gulf country’s help on a possible prisoner exchange with the United States.

Qatar’s ruling emir is the first ​​Gulf leader to visit the White House since Biden took office last year. On Monday, he met with senior US officials for talks covering energy security in Europe, support for Afghanistan and the Iranian nuclear agreement, according to senior administration officials who briefed reporters on Sunday. 

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