Araghchi, Iran to negotiate on regional security only with regional states
Araghchi, Iran to negotiate on regional security only with regional states
Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said on Tuesday that Iran will negotiate on the security of the Persian Gulf only with regional states.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – Speaking in a meeting with the Special Representative of the Qatari Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Ali Bin Fahad Al-Hajri, Araghchi said that Iran and Qatar enjoy excellent relations and that regular consultations are useful to advance bilateral and regional issues.

He noted that regional security and stability will be only materialized by the collective resolve of the regional states in the framework of regular consultations on regional issues without the intervention of foreign countries.

Fahad Al-Hajri, for his part, pointed to the common destiny of the regional countries, calling for political and economic development in the region.

Finding political solutions for crises and removal of concerns by negotiations is the best shape of diplomatic relations, he added.

He stressed Qatar’s determination for promoting relations with Iran in various fields.

Previously, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araghchi has warned that “forces of darkness” comprised of regional and extra-regional forces are hell-bent on preventing the revival of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers.

“All parties must beware of those who have been hostile to this nuclear deal right from the start and have repeatedly acknowledged it. These forces include the Zionist regime [Israel], some Arab states, some groups inside America, and some groups in Europe who acted against the JCPOA right from the start and rejoiced at Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the JCPOA. They are the sworn enemies of the Islamic Republic and thus can be called the forces of darkness,” Araghchi said.

He said these forces are working hard to destroy the Iranian nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“All these forces of darkness are determined to prevent the revival of the JCPOA. They are well aware that the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is moving so strongly into the future without the JCPOA, will become an undisputed power in the region and the world if it can strengthen its economy by relying on its own capabilities and by lifting sanctions. Everyone must be vigilant of the forces that are everywhere seeking to defeat this movement, and pursue their policies in the right and wise direction,” the deputy foreign minister continued.

  • source : IRNA