Mon, 17 Feb 2020

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that the futile foreign sanctions against Tehran would only exacerbate regional insecurity.

- Politics news -

"Economic terrorism against the Iranian nation is ineffective and has escalated regional insecurity," Zarif said in a meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha on Monday.

The senior diplomat also reaffirmed Iran's commitment to broadening relations with all neighbors, and hailed Tehran-Doha ties as a good example of Iran's political interaction with regional states.

The Qatari emir, for his part, stressed the need for close consultations between the two countries on regional and international issues and for joint efforts to settle regional problems.

Al Thani also voiced Doha's readiness to contribute to regional peace and stability.

Earlier on Monday, Zarif had a meeting with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani.

In a post on his Twitter account at the conclusion of the visit to Qatar, Zarif said, "Back from very productive trip to Qatar. Exchanged ideas with Emir Tamim Bin Hamad and FM MBA (Mohammed bin Abdulrahman) Al Thani on bilateral, regional and global issues."

"Only regional nations can ensure regional security: #Neighbors First," the Iranian minister added.

In comments in June, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described enhancement of relations with neighbors, Qatar in particular, as an indispensable part of Tehran's foreign policy.

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