Iran’s foreign minister has called for concerted efforts to reach a political solution to end the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, reiterating Tehran’s stance of rejecting wars and sanctions.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a telephone conversation with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto, the Iranian Foreign Ministry reported on Wednesday.
During the conversation, Amir-Abdollahian referred to the war between Russia and Ukraine and the Western-led sanctions on Moscow, saying the Islamic Republic rejects both wars and sanctions.
He also thanked Hungary for its humanitarian role in facilitating the transfer of Iranians living in Ukraine to Iran.
Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24 to demilitarize and “de-Nazify” the country. In response, the United States and its European allies have been spearheading unprecedented sanctions against Moscow, turning Russia into the most-sanctioned country in the world.
By PRESS TV