• Mon / 11 October 2021 / 12:39
  • Category: Politics
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Iran won’t compromise on its national security: Foreign Ministry spokesman

Iran won’t compromise on its national security: Foreign Ministry spokesman

Tehran (ISNA) – Stressing that the Islamic Republic of Iran is so serious about its national security and won’t compromise on this issue, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Iran's neighbors are well aware of it and they have received strong messages in this regard.

Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Khatibzadeh pointed to recent visit of Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to Beirut and said, “Iran and Lebanon are determined to expand relations and their ties are not based on request of any third side. The talks in Lebanon aimed at pursuing implementation of projects without paying attention to pressures and sanctions”.

Regarding Amir-Abdollahian’s travel to Syria which took place after his visit to Lebanon, Khatibzadeh dismissed the rumors about fueling the foreign minister’s plane, adding that the visit to Damascus had been prearranged and the fuel problem has been a smear.

About parliamentary election in Iraq and its effect on Tehran-Baghdad relations, the spokesman noted, “The event was in continuation of democracy in the country. Iran welcomes successful elections in Iraq and we think that Baghdad is on the right way to democracy”.

Answering a question about Iran-Saudi Arabia talks, Khatibzadeh said, “Iran and Saudi Arabia have held four rounds of talks in Baghdad and bilateral and regional issues, especially the Persian Gulf and Yemen were among the most important issues discussed during the talks. The fate of Yemen will be determined by the Yemeni people and their will. What Saudi Arabia has to do is stop the war and the cruel siege and the conditions that have led to human tragedy”.

Regarding Iran-Azerbaijan relations, the spokesman said, “It is unnatural to disrupt relations between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan. The two countries have always pursued a logical procedure in their relations. Iran has told its concerns to the Azeri side, and they have also said that they will address those concerns. We told the Azerbaijani side that some of Iran's concerns should be resolved”.

Speaking about the Vienna talks and the negotiating team, the spokesperson said, “The Vienna talks will be held and followed up through the Foreign Ministry. There won't be any negotiations on new text or agreement”.

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