TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi assured Kuwaiti officials that Tehran pursues the policy of establishing peace and stability in the Persian Gulf region, stressing the necessity for dialogue among regional countries.
Iran’s principled policy is based on establishing peace and stability in the important Persian Gulf region, Araqchi said in a meeting with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah in Kuwait City on Monday.
Security is an “integrated and indispensable” concept that includes both political and economic aspects at the same time, Press TV quoted the Iranian diplomat as saying.
Araqchi also denounced the US policy of unilateral sanctions against other nations, saying, “The US sanctions policy has, in fact, endangered the security of the entire region, and regional countries should remain vigilant in the face of such a threat.”
Iran is pursuing a “responsible” approach to regional developments, the visiting Iranian diplomat stated, adding, “Dialogue and consultation with regional countries are among the principles of our country’s foreign policy.”
He also voiced Iran’s readiness to establish regional mechanisms with a view to engaging in dialogue and constructive interaction with regional countries.
For his part, the Kuwaiti foreign minister said the countries of the region should maintain consultations and meetings to settle any crisis.
Araqchi is taking a tour of regional countries that earlier took him to Oman. He is scheduled to pay a visit to Qatar later.