0452 GMT January 23, 2020
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday called for greater cooperation among regional countries amid “unfavorable conditions” in the Middle East.
In a meeting with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei said the current situation in the region stems from sedition fomented by the United States and its allies.
“The only way to deal with this (the US sedition) is to rely on inter-regional cooperation,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said regional countries should foster their cooperation even though “some who have come to this region from the other side of the world do not favor” such collaboration.
“Countries and nations in the region no longer accept such authoritarianism and interference,” he said.
For his part, Sheikh Tamim echoed a similar stance, saying regional cooperation should increase and the countries of the region should engage in “all-inclusive dialogue”.