Tehran-Doha ties amicable, brotherly, developing/ Some extraregional countries’ activities in Persian Gulf make problems complicated/ Iran cares a lot about regional security

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran described Tehran-Doha relations friendly, brotherly and developing, emphasising that relations between the two countries should deepen politically, economically and culturally.

Sun 11 - August 2019 - 18:02

Speaking on Sunday afternoon with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani over the telephone, President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Eid al-Adha to the Qatari nation and government, saying, “The maintenance and strengthening of regional security, especially in the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman, is very important for Iran”.

“Iran has put all its effort in this regard and believes that maintaining security in this region guarantees the development of the region, as well as the interests of its peoples,” he said.

Dr Rouhani also said that the goal of some extraregional countries’ activities in the Persian Gulf is to imply insecurity in the region, stressing that these activities make problems more complicated and perilous.

Stressing that the security and stability of the Persian Gulf can only be realised through cooperation and synergy of its littoral states in the form of joint security measures, he said, “The experience of this reality has proved it to everybody that foreign intervention has only made the problems more complicated and increased tensions”.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is willing to continue negotiating with friendly countries for more peace and stability and development in the region, said Rouhani adding, “Tehran believes that the ease of regional tensions is beneficial for everyone and we hope that the Americans realise that the path they have chosen is incorrect, which will not have any winner. They have to change their behaviour”.

During the phone call, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani also congratulated Eid al-Adha to the Iranian nation and government, stressing that Qatar welcomes development of relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all fields of mutual interest.

He also said that de-escalation of regional tensions is beneficial for the region and the world, referring to Iran’s key role in the region and saying, “Doha will spare no effort for ease of these tensions”.

“The security of the region must only be ensured by its littoral states, and the stances of the Qatari government is this regard is completely clear; we want to deepen our cooperation with Iran for better bilateral relations and regional security,” he added.

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