Approach on Syria, Bahrain Similar

Approach on Syria, Bahrain SimilarApproach on Syria, Bahrain Similar

The deputy foreign minister said Iran has adopted the same approach toward developments in Bahrain and Syria.

Speaking at the second international conference on the theme of "Global System, Regional Developments and Foreign Policy," which started in Tehran on Monday, Hossein Amir Abdollahian said, "Iran follows the same foreign policy in Bahrain and Syria" that involves encouraging parties to hold political dialogue and seek national solutions and opposing any foreign intervention, Fars news agency reported.  

The official said the Middle East is experiencing one of its most turbulent periods after the Cold War, adding that rapid and complicated developments along with increasing foreign interventions are among the characteristics of the current situation in the region.

He went on to say that the deep chasm between followers of different faiths is another feature marking the prevailing conditions in the Middle East region which poses yet another threat that can escalate extremism in the region.  

Elsewhere, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs pointed to Iran's foreign policy and said Tehran's approach is mainly based on constructive interaction and dialogue.

The senior diplomat said Islam is essentially against leaning toward extremes and promotes peace, the tenets that have laid the foundation for Iran's foreign policy.