Iran’s new foreign minister, Amir Abdollahian, said; The former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, Qassem Suleiman, has had an impact on the region’s current shape.
During his meeting with the commander of the “Quds Force”, Brigadier General Ismail Qaani, Abdollahian said; Without Suleiman, the region would not be what it is today.
He continued, “If ISIS had succeeded in Syria and Iraq, the whole world would be facing terrorism and extremism today.”
In a related context, Iran considered developing relations with neighboring countries as its top foreign priority, in an effort to resolve the “misunderstanding” in the region through diplomatic channels.
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Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Thursday; Tehran attaches special importance to friendly relations with neighboring countries.
This came in a press statement, made by Wahidi, and reported by local media.
“In the new government, our neighbors are our priority, and friendly relations with them will continue to be developed,” the minister continued.
In response to a question about issues with the Republic of Azerbaijan, Vahidi said: “If there are issues and misunderstandings, they will be resolved through diplomatic channels, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following up on the matter.”
And he added, “There are countries, including Israel, that plot conspiracies to harm relations between the two countries.”
“We have always declared friendship with all neighboring countries, including the Republic of Azerbaijan, and we have always called our neighbors for cooperation and dialogue, and this is the firm policy of Islamic Iran,” he added.
Vahidi added, “Our arms are open for cooperation and expansion of relations with neighboring countries, and the Iranian government and people are determined to establish friendly relations with them.”