Tehran, Paris Can Help Stop Regional Crises

 Tehran, Paris Can Help Stop Regional Crises Tehran, Paris Can Help Stop Regional Crises

A senior official said close engagement between Tehran and Paris on West Asian crises can help put an end to bloody wars in the region.

The foreign policy advisor to the Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ali Akbar Velayati, made the statement in a press conference after a meeting with President of the French National Assembly Claude Bartolone in Tehran on Wednesday.

Velayati said the two countries have the capacity to positively influence the region and Iran believes “France should have its own independent policies in the region”, IRNA reported.

“Both countries face and oppose terrorism, and if such meetings continue, their understanding of this problem will get closer,” he said.

The advisor said Iran seeks to help protect territorial integrity of regional countries, as rifts will lead to more wars, which will be detrimental to “world peace”.

“We hope to see the end of tribal wars in the region and that countries such as Syria and Yemen enjoy peace,” he said.

Bartolone said the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has “transformed” Iran’s relations with the international community.

The French speaker said there are many problems around the world, whose resolution demands international cooperation, and that is why “all parties to the deal should completely fulfill their obligations” and win each other’s trust.

Bartolone arrived in Tehran on Tuesday at the head of a parliamentary delegation for a four-day visit.

On the first day of his visit, Bartolone met President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.