Iranian Foreign Minister Says Regional Crises Won’t Resolve By Force, Hegemony

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Tuesday ruled out the use of force in resolving the ongoing crises in the West Asian region, emphasizing on collective efforts to help bring stability in the region.

Speaking to the reporters in Doha on the sidelines of meetings with Qatari officials, Abdollahian said that Tehran believes crises and problems cannot be resolved through force, militarization and hegemony.

According to Abdollahian, Iran has played a pivotal, constructive and fundamental role in regional affairs. “We always tried to stand on the right side of the regional developments, both in the fight against the ISIS terrorist group and in regional dialogue,” Abdollahian added.

Abdollahian claimed that Iran supports initiatives that contribute to the stability, security and development in the region.

Moreover, Abdollahian said that Iran would update its neighbors and regional countries over ongoing negotiations in Vienna on the country’s nuclear deal.

However, Abdollahian said some negotiators in Vienna are trying to spread false news to create concern among the neighbors. “My trip to Qatar and other regional countries is aimed at putting rest to those unnecessarily concerns,” he added.

On Monday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh rejected an interim agreement with world powers on the county’s 2015 nuclear accord.

Khatibzadeh said that Tehran is looking for a lasting and credible agreement, and no agreement without these two components is on their agenda.”


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