Jan 18, 2024, 2:00 PM

FM says Iran backs security of navigation, shipping

FM says Iran backs security of navigation, shipping

TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that Tehran backs the security of navigation and shipping in regional and international waters, and will continue efforts aimed at ensuring security in West Asia.

Amir-Abdollahian made the comments on Wednesday as tensions remain high in the region over US-led airstrikes against Yemen in the wake of its attacks on Israeli-linked ships in retaliation for the regime’s war on Gaza.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran backs navigation security and considers it as important for its foreign trade. But it is necessary to pay attention to the root cause of the crisis in the Red Sea, which is the war against Gaza”, the top Iranian diplomat said as he met with his Slovenian counterpart Tanja Fajon on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Iran will continue efforts to ensure lasting security in the region, Amir-Abdollahian added.

He also said that if the genocide in Gaza is stopped, the spillover of the war will be controlled as well, and stability will return to the region and the Red Sea.

The Slovenian foreign minister, for her part, said that her country is opposed to the Gaza war and urges an end to the conflict there.

She also announced Slovenia’s readiness to contribute to efforts to resolve regional crises including the Palestine issue.

In addition to Gaza, the two foreign ministers discussed cooperation between their countries, with Amir-Abdollahian calling for the expansion of trade and economic ties with Slovenia, including between their private sectors.

Fajon said that her country is also interested in developing ties with Iran. 


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