TEHRAN, Mar. 14 (Press Shia) – FM Spokesman Ghasemi reacted to Trump’s possible meeting with North Korea’s leader, saying Iran will back any efforts for global peace and stability, adding that the US’ words and approaches, however, have proved unreliable in practice.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi made the remarks in his press conference in response to a question about President Donald Trump’s possible meeting with Kim Jong Un to discuss North Korean nuclear weapons.
On Thursday, Trump announced that he would meet with North Korea’s leader in May, adding that Kim talked “denuclearization” with South Korean officials and that the country would halt its missile tests in preparation for the meeting. The North Korea’s leader says however that he will not abandon his country’s nuclear weapon program that began in the 1990s, much to the frustration of Washington.
“If the talks happen, Iran will support any efforts for global peace and stability, but Washington’s approaches and words have proved unreliable in practice,” Ghasemi said.
Asked to comment on Foreign Minister Zarif’s visit to Azerbaijan on Wednesday, Ghasemi described the visit as an “interesting initiative” to boost cooperation and convergence among regional governments and nations, which would in turn help stabilize peace and security across the region.
“We hope to promote peaceful coexistence among regional countries with the help of talks and dialogs,” Ghasemi said.
FM Zarif will leave for Baku later today to attend a four-sided meeting with his Azerbaijani, Turkish and Georgian counterparts.
“The Baku meeting will focus on political, economic and security cooperation, and will be a good opportunity for Mr. Zarif to exchange views with officials present at the meeting,” he added.
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