Dialogue Without Foreign Interference Key to Addressing Regional Issues

The region does not need other countries’ intervention to manage its own affairs, Ayatollah Khamenei said
Dialogue Without Foreign Interference Key to Addressing Regional Issues
Dialogue Without Foreign Interference Key to Addressing Regional Issues

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei stressed that regional issues can only be addressed by countries of the region through dialogue and without the interference of foreign players. 
“To manage the affairs of the region, there is no need for outsiders’ intervention,” he said in a meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in Tehran on Thursday, reported.
He added that crises in Syria and Yemen can be resolved through dialogue, but that must not be on weaker footing while the other sides rely on their military and financial power. 
The Qatari emir agreed that dialogue is the only solution to problems in regional countries, including Syria, Iraq and Yemen. 
The two also condemned the crimes of the Zionist regime and their decades-long oppression of Palestinians.
“Against these crimes, the Islamic Republic’s expectation of the Arab world is taking explicit political action,” the Leader said. 
He criticized the passive position of some Arab countries, adding that if this stance is out of fear of the Zionists or desire for them, “they must know that this occupying regime is in no position to be desired nor to be afraid of.” 
Sheikh Tamim described Israel’s crimes as appalling, stressing the need for collective resistance against the incidents in Palestine. 
He also expressed regret for the martyrdom of an Al Jazeera woman reporter by Zionist military forces. 
“Zionists committed this crime in utter coolness,” he said.
The two leaders also discussed the need to promote bilateral ties as planned. 
Ayatollah Khamenei said strong and sustainable relations between Tehran and Doha are in the interest of both states, hoping that this trip would be a new starting point for the expansion of ties. 
He also called for the implementation of agreements on an arranged schedule.  
Sheikh Tamim said a joint economic committee has been activated and hoped that trade ties would see a considerable growth by next year.


Detrimental Interference 

The emir of Qatar had earlier met President Ebrahim Raisi, where they reviewed the progress of previous memorandums of understanding. 
“The two countries’ potential can not only serve the expansion of bilateral ties, but can also create a platform for combatting the existing challenges in the region,” Raisi said. 
Sheikh Tamim said his country is seriously seeking the implementation of all agreements reached during Raisi’s visit earlier this year and boost mutual cooperation particularly in economic and trade sectors.
The two also stressed the need for resolving regional issues internally, stressing that not only foreign and western interference does not provide security, but is also detrimental to the stability of the region.
Raisi later highlighted Iran’s capacities for promoting unity in the region as well as security and welfare for regional nations. 
“We want an end to the blockade in Yemen, stability and establishment of a powerful government in Iraq, exit of occupying forces from Syria and establishment of an inclusive government in Afghanistan,” he said. 
The issue of Palestine remains the priority of the Muslim world, according to Raisi, and the invasions of the Zionist regime must end immediately. 
Sheikh Tamim said Iran and Qatar share similar views on most regional issues, adding that Doha is ready to improve its cooperation with relation to Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen and Afghanistan. 
Preserving the security and decency of regional nations and their right to determine their own fate is essential, according to the Qatari emir. 
“Foreign interventions have caused deterioration in living conditions of some regional countries,” he regretted. 
Highlighting the beneficial role of Iran in the security and stability of the region, he stressed the need for the removal of Western sanctions on Tehran. 
“Iran has resisted all sorts of pressure over 40 years and now, as western countries confess themselves, it is Iran that has come victorious in this battle.” 
He also said Qatar has always had a positive view of talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna, Austria, because it believes the issue can only be tackled through dialogue. 
The Vienna negotiations aim to restore the nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers, from which the United States pulled out in 2018 and reimposed tough sanctions on Tehran. 

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