Kharrazi: Iran ready for dialogue with all regional states

IRNA – Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi said on Saturday that Iran is ready for talks and cooperation with all regional states in all fields.

He made the remarks in Al Jazeera Centre for Studies (AJCS) in a presentation on the theme “Iran’s Islamic Revolution at 40: Regional Cooperation: Prospects and Challenges” on Saturday, 9 February 2019 (6 – 8 PM) at Al-Rayyan Conference Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Doha.

Referring to the achievements of the Islamic Revolution, Kharrazi said that Iran managed to attain distinguished successes in the scientific, economic and technological arenas, and despite different plots, it is now a more stable country in the region.

Describing the Islamic Revolution as different from others, he said Constitution is based on Islam and Islam does not undergo changes with the passage of time.

“Our respect to Qatar is a basic issue and its resistance against sanctions is appreciable,” Kharrazi said, noting that interfering in other countries’ affairs is unacceptable.

“What we need is political foresightedness and self-confidence,” he said, noting that regional countries should hold talks with each other and take a collective decision to achieve peace and security without others’ interference.

Iran is ready for cooperation with all regional states to share its 40-year experience with them, he said.

Iranian official reiterated that there is no choice, but to set aside differences and strengthen political confidence.

Kharrazi hoped that the meeting will serve as a prelude for other meetings between Iran and Qatar to help achieve regional peace and stability.

He further maintained that Iranophobia led to destruction of certain countries’ wealth and strengthening their ties with the Zionist regime.

US supports Saudi Arabia as it needs its wealth, as it has taken $400 billion for meaningless things, Kharrazi said.

“Trump’s policies targeted not only Iran but also its European allies,” he said.

Iran rushed to help Iraq and Syria as they requested it to help them in their counterterrorism measures, he said.

“We support Hezbollah as it is fighting with occupiers and this caused the Zionist regime to leave Lebanon,” he said.

After 17 years of US occupation of Afghanistan, all have come to understand that its presence in the country is futile, as it not only failed to prevent bloodshed but also increased it.