07 February 2017 - 20:23
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Rasa - Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri warned the neighboring Arab countries in the Persian Gulf not to be coaxed by the US into taking hostile measures against Tehran.
Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri

RNA - "The Persian Gulf littoral states sometimes show negligence and, instigated by the US, adopt certain measures against Iran," Jahangiri told reporters in the Southern city of Behbahan on Tuesday.

 

He underlined Iran's policy of friendship and peace with the neighboring states, and said, "We are interested in relations and sympathy with them."

 

His comments came after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that his country is looking for peaceful relations with its neighboring countries, including the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states.

 

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has spared no efforts to expand close cooperation with neighboring states, Islamic states as well as PGCC," President Rouhani said last month, addressing a press conference attended by foreign journalists.

 

He pointed to the differences between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and said, "Riyadh initiated the problem by invading a neighboring state."

 

The Iranian president said that it will be in the interest of Saudi Arabia to halt invasion of Yemen and avoid intervention in Bahrain and prevent terrorists from taking advantage of the country.

 

"We have no problems, but in fact their military invasion of Yemen and interference in Bahrain's affairs are the root causes of our problems," President Rouhani said.

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