Bridging differences in southern PG only through restraint, dialogue

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TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) – Spokesman of Foreign Ministry of Iran Bahram Ghasemi said the solution to differences between countries in the region, including the current difference between the three neighboring states with Qatar, is possible only through political means and transparent negotiations.

Pointing to the ongoing tensions among some southern neighbors in the Persian Gulf, Ghasemi said the Islamic Republic voices concern over the latest developments in the relations of Persian Gulf states and hopes for a solution to the issues among the regional countries.  

Iran, as its consistent position and principle, stresses that increased tensions in relations among the governments of the neighboring conuntries of the region suffers from the consequence of widespread crisis, terrorism, extremism and the continued occupation of Palestine by the Zionist regime and are never in the interest of any of the involved sides and threatens the people of the region, he noted.

Ghasemi underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran urges all the neighbors involved in the current conflict in the south of the Persian Gulf to take lessons from the bitter experiences of the region, stay away from emotional moves and return to rationality and prudence, to reduce tension and return to the peace with maximum restraint.

He asserted that the solution to differences between countries in the region is possible only through political means and transparent negotiations.

“In today's interconnected world, inefficient use of sanctions is condemned, rejected and unacceptable,” he added.

Maintaining national sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference in the domestic affairs of sovereign states and respect for internationally recognized borders, are fundamentally recognized principles of international relations and law that must be respected by all parties, Ghasemi underlined.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties and all land sea and air contacts with Qatar on Monday, accusing the Persian Gulf country of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs.

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