Date :Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | Time : 20:20 |ID: 125606 | Print

Rouhani: Iran has no problem resuming relations with Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA- “Iran has no problem with developing relations with neighboring countries and resuming relations with Saudi Arabia, and all countries must be together in order to provide security and stability in the region,” Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said during a meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Alawi visited Tehran to address Iran’s Hormuz Peace Endeavor to help bring calm to the region, according to the official Iranian news agency IRNA. This is the third time in the past nine months that the Oman minister is visiting Iran.

At the United Nations summit in New York in late September, Iran officially unveiled the proposal for regional security, officially called the Hormuz Peace Endeavour (HOPE).

Rouhani mentioned that Saudi Arabia’s policies in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon failed to bear fruits, expressing hope that Saudi authorities change their course of action.

In his talks with the chief Omani diplomat, Rouhani also said that Iran and Saudi Arabia need to leave aside their past and look ahead to solve regional problems through cooperation.

Iranian President noted, “Fortunately there has been good momentum in economic relations between Iran and Oman”, adding, “We hope that good steps will be taken to develop and strengthen Tehran-Muscat relations and cooperation by holding the 18th Joint Commission on Cooperation between the two countries”, irannewsdaily told.

Rouhani also expressed hope that Iran’s and Oman’s peace efforts will lead to peace, stability, and security in the region and the development of friendship and brotherhood among nations.

The Iranian president stated that Iran’s Hormuz Peace Endeavour (HOPE) is aimed at bringing regional countries together to secure stability.

Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi, for his part, considered the development of relations and cooperation between Iran and Oman in the interests of all countries in the region, saying, “Oman has a special interest in developing relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Expressing that Iran and Oman share common views and positions on many regional and international issues, bin Alawi highlighted, “Iran’s peace initiative for the Persian Gulf known as the Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE) will certainly benefit everyone and promote stability and security in the region.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif received his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi at the Iranian Foreign Ministry building on Monday.

As reported, the pivots of the negotiations revolved around regional and international affairs as well as Muscat’s viewpoint about Tehran’s peace initiative, named Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE).

In the meeting, the two top diplomats discussed cooperation and ties between Tehran and Muscat, tasnimnews told.

Oman played a positive role in the preliminary nuclear negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, France, Britain and Germany) and hosted several rounds of the talks that ultimately led to a landmark 2015 deal between Iran and the major world powers, mehrnews mentioned.

Iran and Oman share age-old and close diplomatic, economic, and commercial ties.

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