The way to move things forward is to reopen the suspended peace talks in Qatar, he argues.
“A very valued partner,” Secretary of State John Kerry called Qatar on a visit there over the weekend.
According to the transcriber, Kerry “asserted that [Qatar's prime minister] was preaching to the converted.”
probably from Arabic katran "tar, resin," in reference to petroleum. Related: Qatari.
Note: Qatar was a British protectorate from 1916 to 1971.
Note: It has successfully exploited its oil reserves since 1949.