Pressure, Threats Against Neighbors Rejected

Pressure, Threats Against Neighbors RejectedPressure, Threats Against Neighbors Rejected

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran is opposed to the use of any form of pressure and threat against its neighbors. Zarif made the statement in a meeting with Qatar’s Ambassador Ali Hamad al-Sulaiti on Monday, Press TV reported. “Iran’s policy regarding the region is clear. The region’s issues have to be resolved through dialogue, and we are opposed to any pressure or threat, by whatever party, against [our] neighbors,” the top diplomat said. The two also discussed expansion of mutual ties, especially in economic areas. In solidarity with the Saudi severance of ties with Iran, Qatar had recalled its envoy to Iran in January 2016. But Qatar later found itself embroiled in a dispute with Riyadh. On June 5, Riyadh led three other Arab states in breaking off diplomatic relations and transport links with Doha over its regional activities and Tehran ties. The boycotting countries later demanded that Doha downgrade its ties with Iran, even as Doha had already recalled its ambassador. Iran has taken a neutral stance on the Arab dispute and has called for dialogue. Qatar recently decided to return its ambassador to Tehran.


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