Iran-regional countries’ security interlinked

TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said here on Monday that security of the Arab regional countries is entwined with Iran’s, saying, “Any threat against them is a threat against us.”

The spokesman said that Iran keeps its relations with the regional states completely separate from the United Sates, describing Islam and neighborhood as the major factors in strengthening ties between regional states.

 

“There have been no ties between Tehran and Washington over the past thirty years,” Qashqavi said, highlighting great cultural, political, and economic cooperation between Iran and Arab regional states.   

 

He also strongly denied U.S. allegations that Iran is interfering in Iraq’s internal affairs, saying the U.S. is trying to deflect attention away from its failures in Iraq.    

 

Pointing to a great economic cooperation between Iran and Iraq, he said, “Security provides initial impetus to economic bilateral ties.”

 

“Iran has played a pioneering role in bringing peace and stability to Iraq,” Qashqavi averred, expressing hope that Iran-Iraq borders will be more secure as officials from the two sides are set for officials talks.

 

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