New UANI Resource Analyzes The Relationship Between Qatar, Iran, And The United States

(New York, N.Y.)This week, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) released a new resource, Qatar, Iran, and the United States, which examines the complexities behind the three countries' relations, highlighting how Qatar is inaccurately labeled as a U.S. ally despite actions that signify otherwise. Qatar’s more than decade-long partnership with the Islamic Republic of Iran and ongoing harboring of terrorist leaders has raised serious questions about its complicity in Hamas’ October 7 massacre in Southern Israel. 

During the October invasion of Israel, Hamas terrorists murdered 1,200 people – primarily babies, children, women, and the elderly. Immediately afterward, Qatar placed sole responsibility for the attack on Israel, referencing Israel’s “ongoing violations of the rights of the Palestinian people.”

In the following weeks, Qatar allowed Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to coordinate with Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh, who is currently residing in Doha. Hamas later released a statement that the meeting between the two involved a discussion of continued Iranian cooperation with and support for the terrorist organization. 

Another Hamas operative, Muhammad Ahmad Abd Al-Dayim Nasrallah, is also based in Qatar and closely connected to Iranian assets. The U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned him on October 18, 2023. 

UANI’s new resource finds that the U.S. irresponsibly rewards Qatar with American security and diplomatic umbrella, including the 2022 decision to designate Qatar as a major non-NATO ally. Qatar has taken advantage of these protections and harmed American interests and those of its allies in the region.

To read the full resource, Qatar, Iran, and the United States, please click here.