TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (Press Shia) – Iran’s parliamentary official Amir-Abdollahian, while voicing regret over Saudi-led campaign against Qatar, said the Islamic Republic strongly opposes any threat or pressure against regional countries.

Iranian Parliamentary Director General for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remark in a meeting with Qatari Ambassador to Iran Ali bin Ahmad Ali al-Sulaiti on Tuesday, adding “these arbitrary measures which contravene international laws will lead to further instability and insecurity in the region.”

“Saudi moves against Qatar are a strategic mistake,” he stressed.

He went on to voice Iran’s support for regional countries during difficult times, adding “the recent developments in Qatar and Lebanon showed that Iran’s relations with regional countries can prevent the escalation of tension by foreigners.”

Amir-Abdollahian further voiced regret over the fact that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was forced to announce his resignation from Saudi Arabia, adding “experience shows that foreign intervention has never been to the benefit of regional security and stability. Every time foreigners have meddled with regional affairs, they caused insecurity for several decades.”

The Qatari ambassador, for his part, voiced deep concern over the recent developments in the region.

He went on to add, “Qatar will stand against all threats and pressure, and will always welcome dialogue to clear any misunderstandings.”

He also hailed the good relations between Qatar and Iran.

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