Tehran a Major Sponsor of Regional Dialogue

Tehran a Major Sponsor of Regional Dialogue
Tehran a Major Sponsor of Regional Dialogue

Iran has always expressed readiness for regional dialogue and offered ideas and solutions for talks that could lead to cooperation in the Middle East region, the Iranian top diplomat said. 
“We support any initiative that helps the stability, security and development of the region,” Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on the sidelines of a meeting with his Qatari counterpart in Doha on Tuesday, IRNA reported. 
He stressed that regional crises are political and must not be addressed through coercion, militarization and hegemony. 
“Iran has always had a central and constructive role in regional issues and has been on the good side of the developments, be it in the fight against Daesh [the self-styled Islamic State terror group] or regional dialogues,” he said. 
In the meeting with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the two diplomats discussed bilateral ties, according to Amir-Abdollahian, and agreed that an Iranian delegation travel to Doha in the coming days to discuss cooperation in economic, trade, science and technology sectors, including in efforts to contain the coronavirus disease. 
“During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to support and enhance them, in addition to exchanging views on the most prominent regional and international issues, especially the developments in the region,” Qatar News Agency reported.
Amir-Abdollahian was visiting Qatar following a trip to Oman a day earlier. 



Updating Neighbors

He said one purpose of these regional trips was to provide neighboring and friendly countries with Iran’s account of negotiations in the Austrian capital Vienna on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, amid the enemies’ misinformation campaign. 
“Some negotiating parties in Vienna try to give our neighbors a cause for concern by imparting incorrect information,” he said. 
Iran signed a deal with the six world powers, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which removed international sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear program.
It went out of shape, however, after the United States quit and reimposed tough sanctions that prompted Tehran to roll back on its nuclear commitments. 
The current negotiations in Vienna aim to work out how both sides can resume full compliance with the JCPOA. 
“We update our regional allies about the latest developments in Vienna talks. As neighbors, they have a right to know about the course of talks between Iran and the P4+1 [five remaining JCPOA parties who mediate between Iran and the US],” Amir-Abdollahian said. 
The friendly states in the region also give Iran consultations about the negotiations, according to the foreign minister. 

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