Iran, Norway Discuss Regional Coop.

Iran, Norway Discuss Regional Coop.
Iran, Norway Discuss Regional Coop.

Norway’s Special Envoy for Iraq and Syria Hilde Haraldstad met Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi in Tehran on Sunday to discuss regional issues. 
The two diplomats reviewed the latest developments in Iraq and Syria, as well as ways of countering destabilizing elements in the region, especially terrorist groups, ISNA reported. 
Araqchi expressed Tehran’s readiness to continue bilateral cooperation with Norway at regional and international levels, stressing that security and stability in the neighboring regions are of great importance to Iran.
“Iran will spare no effort in this regard, as it played an unmatched role in the fight against the [self-styled] Islamic State [terrorist group] at the request of the Iraqi and Syrian governments,” he said.  
He also pointed to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal as the greatest diplomatic achievement in the crisis-stricken West Asia, stressing that the simple way for the United States to rejoin the deal is to end all sanctions imposed by the previous administration against Iran. 
“Iran … will also return to all its obligations after verifying the US measures,” Araqchi reiterated. 
Haraldstad elaborated on Norway’s humanitarian work in the region, noting that Oslo is eager to continue consultations with Tehran about regional affairs.

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