Velayati:

Tensions on Korean Peninsula benefit no one

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TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) – Iranian Leader’s Senior Advisor Ali Akbar Velayati says that the tensions between North Korea and other countries is not beneficial to any country in the world.

Ali Akbar Velayati, Head of Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council, made the remarks in a meeting with Gareth Evans, former Australian Foreign Minister and current Chancellor of The Australian National University, on Tuesday in Tehran, adding “Iran and Australia have positive and long term relations and they must strive for further developing constructive cooperation.”

Velayati went on to say that Iran has an influential role on regional and international issues, stressing cooperation between Iran and Australia to settle regional problems, fight against terrorism and establish security and stability across the region. He described the fight against terrorism as “an undeniable obligation” of all countries. 

“All countries must employ their diplomatic capacities in order to bring stability and sustainable peace to the world,” Velayati specified and maintained that Iran has adopted fight against all facets of terrorism as its fundamental policy.

Concerning the recent Korean Peninsula crisis he held that the tensions between North Korea and other countries has no positive outcomes and conducting tests with weapons of mass destruction will not be beneficial to either party. He suggested that all parties should be called on to adopt continence and to reduce tensions in a diplomatic way. 

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