More Int'l Interaction After Nuclear Settlement

More Int'l Interaction After  Nuclear Settlement  More Int'l Interaction After  Nuclear Settlement

In spite of all ups and downs in the process of implementing the Islamic Republic's foreign policies after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran has always followed the path to promote its "independence" and "influence" in the region and the world, a senior security official says.

Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani made the remark in an address to the Munich Security Conference meeting in Tehran on Saturday on the war in Syria and Iran's regional role, ISNA reported.   

Pointing to the beginning of the implementation stage of the nuclear accord clinched between Iran and major powers last July, officially titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, he asserted, "The implementation of the JCPOA will pave the way for the emergence of a new perspective in regional and international relations; furthermore, Iran's policy in the post-JCPOA era will revolve around constructive interaction with the world based on mutual understanding."

"Iran is always ready to exchange views with the warring parties in the Middle East to help settle political disputes," Shamkhani said, reiterating that   diplomacy is the surest way to restore peace to the war-torn region.

Highlighting the most important factors affecting regional and international peace, the senior official said, "The security environment in West Asia has been overshadowed by the oppression of Palestinians, expansion of the terrorism network in Syria and Iraq as well as Saudi atrocities in Yemen."

According to Shamkhani, Iran's collaboration with Russia to fight extremism in the region, which has proven to be successful, is a perfect example to indicate the inefficiency of the US-led coalition to fight the Islamic State militant group, which is no more than a show.

The SNSC chief believes that military approaches and violence should be avoided to help defuse regional conflicts; needless to say that the path to development will never bear fruit unless security improves in the region.