Iran Ready to Settle Conflicts with Saudi Arabia through Dialog

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Iran is ready to settle its political conflict with Saudi Arabia through dialog, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi says.

“Our policy is based on stability and peace in the region and we are ready to solve our issues with regional countries such as Saudi Arabia through dialog,” Araqchi said.

He added that Iran regards Saudi Arabia as an important country in the Muslim world.

“I think that the Saudi move to cut ties with Iran stemmed from a miscalculation,” the Iranian diplomat pointed out.

The senior Iranian diplomat also said the nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries last July can set an example for the resolution of conflicts in the region.

“The model of negotiations and the win-win approach followed in the resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue can be employed in other issues of the region like the ones in Syria, Yemen and Iraq,” said Abbas Araqchi.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Araqchi, who is the Iranian deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, also praised Tehran-Tokyo ties as good and rooted in history.

He said Iran and Japan enjoy the potential which can be used in further promotion of ties between the two countries in different sectors, including energy and transportation.

Following the removal of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran, the country’s economy has entered a new phase, which promises a new status for the Islamic Republic in the international scene and global economy, according to Araqchi.

The former Iranian ambassador to Japan said numerous recent visits to Iran by European officials and trade delegations from different countries as well as the signing of several cooperation agreements indicate a positive change in Iran’s position.

He also expressed optimism that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s future visit to Iran would signal a boost in the relations between the two countries.

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