3 New Envoys Present Credentials

3 New Envoys Present  Credentials
3 New Envoys Present  Credentials

President Hassan Rouhani received the credentials of new ambassadors from Jordan, North Korea and Kenya to Tehran on Monday.  

In his meeting with new Jordanian ambassador to Tehran, Rouhani said, "The future of the Palestinian nation and al-Aqsa Mosque is of high importance to the whole Muslim world," adding, "Gradual occupation of Jerusalem and expelling the Palestinians from their own country has distressed all Muslims."

"The continued occupation of al-Quds is unacceptable," IRNA quoted him as saying.  

Referring to the ancient civilization of Jordan and the long-lasting relations between the two nations, the president expressed hope that the mission of the new Jordanian ambassador to Tehran would be a good start for strengthening mutual ties.

The chief executive pointed out, "We seek cordial and brotherly relations with the Jordanian government in economic, cultural and political areas and we can consult with each other on regional and international issues."

Abdullah Sulaiman Abdullah Abu Romman conveyed the kind regards of Jordan's King Abdullah to the Iranian government and people and said, "I will do my utmost during my mission to help enhance ties between the two countries."

The ambassador said, "Jordan considers Iran an influential country in the region and we make efforts to boost cooperation with Iran in various areas."

  N. Korea Relations

In a separate meeting with the new North Korean ambassador to Tehran, the president condemned the US interventions in the region and said, "The challenges facing countries will not be resolved through war, escalation of disputes and tensions," IRNA reported.

He continued, "Tehran is resolved to continue and expand bilateral relations in political, international, economic and technological areas and the new ambassador can help accelerate such cooperation."

Kung Sam Hyun, for his part, referred to the official invitation of North Korean's Leader Kim Jong-un for Rouhani to pay a visit to the East Asian country and said, "Tehran and Pyongyang enjoy good relations and as the new ambassador, I do my best to help expand bilateral cooperation."

Receiving the credentials of the new Kenyan ambassador to Iran in a separate meeting, President Rouhani referred to the spread of terrorism in the Middle East and Africa and said, "The shameless cruelties which have been committed by terrorist groups such as Boko Haram have hurt the feelings of the world's people."