News ID: 200352
Published: 0158 GMT September 11, 2017

Zarif: Iran opposes any threat against its neighbors

Zarif: Iran opposes any threat against its neighbors
IRNA
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) shakes hands with Qatar’s Ambassador to Tehran Ali Hamad al-Sulaiti in a meeting in Tehran on September 11, 2017.

Political Desk

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran opposes any pressure or threat against its neighbors by anyone.

He made the comments in a meeting with Qatar’s Ambassador to Tehran Ali Hamad al-Sulaiti on Monday. 

Zarif said that Iran’s regional policy is clear, underlining that problems in the region should be resolved through dialogue.

Both officials also discussed expansion of economic relations.

Ignoring the demands by some Persian Gulf Arab nations, Qatar restored its ambassador to Iran on August 26 after more than 20 months.

Qatar recalled its ambassador from Iran in early 2016 in a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia after Iranian protesters stormed Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic posts in Tehran and Mashhad over the kingdom’s execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Shia leader in the Arab country.

Doha is under pressure by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to downgrade its ties with Tehran.

On June 5, the four Arab countries cut ties to Qatar, alleging it was funding extremists and is too close to Iran.

Qatar and Iran share a massive offshore natural gas field that requires communication between the countries.

 

   
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