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Bloomberg Markets and Finance published this video item, entitled “Qatar Urges Gulf-Iran Talks, Offers to Mediate” – below is their description.
Jan.19 — Qatar is pushing its neighbors in the Gulf to join Iran at the negotiating table, just weeks after they struck a deal to resolve a diplomatic rift that split the region for more than three years. Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke exclusively with Simone Foxman on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East” about his outlook for regional geopolitics, and where his country’s sovereign wealth fund is putting its money.Bloomberg Markets and Finance YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Iran
Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.
Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.
The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.