The Palestinian militant group Hamas is reportedly considering relocating its political office from Doha, Qatar, to Baghdad, Iraq.

According to Report, which cites Kommersant, the decision to relocate is believed to be driven by increasing pressure from both Doha and Washington regarding peace negotiations. Iraqi authorities approved this move last month.

Hamas has already taken steps towards this transition. In early June, the group opened a political representation office in Baghdad and plans to establish a press center in the coming weeks. However, the exact timing for the complete relocation of their office remains undecided. It’s worth noting that Iraq will assume responsibility for the security of Hamas members in Baghdad.

The National suggests that if Hamas leadership relocates to Iraq, it could further complicate peace negotiations, as Qatar’s influence over the Palestinian movement may diminish.