Zarif:

Foreign policy ‘not to be tainted by domestic politics’

News ID: 3932344 -
TEHRAN, Mar. 14 (MNA) – Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said domestic politics should not interfere with foreign policy of country lest it would taint country’s prestige in international arena.

Mr. Zarif was speaking in the Parliament Economic Commission in a session on Tuesday to address possible Foreign Ministry role in strengthening economic ties and trade with countries as a diplomatic wing of the foreign policy; “we received expert opinions from the Commission on joint committee with the Commission to address the implementation of Sixth Development Plan and FM’s missions in the Resistance Economy,” he told the press.

His criticism was rather tepid about the fact that the foreign policy had been the subject of internal conflicts between different officials from different parties, and that foreign policy had not escaped being a pretext for the circles hostile to government agenda on foreign policy to attack its achievements especially when the country was in an election season. “Foreign policy should not be a ground for domestic muscle flexing; it represents the country’s prestige in international system and would dwindle in its positon in the eyes of the others as subject to domestic power politics. It may well indicate that foreign policy is a minor subject related to domestic politics than to national security,” he added.

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