• Mon / 7 October 2019 / 14:27
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 98071511582
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Iran’s purpose expansion of interactions with all regional countries: government spokesman

نشست خبری علی ربیعی، سخنگوی دولت

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran’s government spokesman, Ali Rabiei called the expansion of relations with neighboring countries as one of the main policies of the Islamic Republic, saying, “Our purpose is to develop interactions with all regional countries, especially Persian Gulf states”.

At Monday press conference, Rabiei told reporters, “Today, expansion of relations with neighboring countries is one of our main policies. President Rouhani’s recent trip to Yerevan to attend the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Summit took place in this regard. The issue is of great importance to Iran and we will fulfill all the responsibilities we have to our neighbors”.

“Our purpose is to develop interactions with all regional countries, especially Persian Gulf states. We consider political, economic, and cultural relations with all regional countries, for this reason a lot of works have been done that the most important of them was Hormuz Peace Endeavour (HOPE) initiative,” he added.

“Those who are trying to hinder us from having peace and friendship with our neighbors know that they won’t succeed,” the spokesman went on to say.

Expressing regret about the recent unrest in Iraq, Rabiei called on the Iraqi people to show restraint.

“Iran will always stand by the Iraqi nation and the Iraqi government. We are calling on them to preserve unity and to show restraint,” he said.

Rabiei also emphasized that Iran would continue efforts to ease tensions in the Persian Gulf by improving ties with its Persian Gulf neighbours.

Answering a question about the condition of a Russian journalist who arrested last week in Tehran, Iran’s government spokesman told reporters, “Yulia Yuzik's case was a matter of a visa violation & wasn't related to matters concerning the counter-espionage department & it is under quick review by authorities”.

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