Speaking at the Chatham House international affairs think tank in London on Wednesday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Qatar and Iran had to live alongside each other, noting that the two countries share a giant gas field.
South Pars gas field, which is located in the Persian Gulf, hosts the bulk of Iran's natural gas reserves. The joint field – called the North Dome field in Qatar – is the world's biggest gas field with estimated reserves of 51 trillion cubic meters of natural gas and some 50 billion barrels of condensate. Experts believe that the field has more recoverable reserves than all other fields combined.
Al Thani further censured Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for "clear aggression" against his country as their representatives met in Cairo to discuss further measures against the gas-rich Persian Gulf kingdom.