Deputy FM says Iran to negotiate on regional security only with regional states

Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said on Tuesday that Iran will negotiate on the security of the Persian Gulf only with regional states.

Speaking in a meeting with the Special Representative of the Qatari Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Ali Bin Fahad Al-Hajri, Araghchi said that Iran and Qatar enjoy excellent relations and that regular consultations are useful to advance bilateral and regional issues.

He noted that regional security and stability will be only materialized by the collective resolve of the regional states in the framework of regular consultations on regional issues without the intervention of foreign countries.

Fahad Al-Hajri, for his part, pointed to the common destiny of the regional countries, calling for political and economic development in the region.

Finding a political solution for crises and removal of concerns by negotiations are the best shape of diplomatic relations, he added.