Rouhani to Qatar Emir: Forging Ties with 'Israel' Only Brings Insecurity

Iranian President told Qatar’s Emir Sheikh that forging ties between regional states and the Zionist regime will only bring about insecurity and instability.

In a phone conversation Al- Thani, Rouhani described the Israeli regime as “the enemy of the entire region and Muslim nations.”

“Regional countries should overcome the policy of coercion by outsiders and their reliance on foreign countries through wisdom, prudence, rationality and sincere dialogue in the region,” Rouhani was quoted by Tasnim news agency late on Wednesday.

“Unfortunately, getting the Zionist regime involved (in regional developments) will be a cause of insecurity and instability in the region. And it is really surprising to us that some neighbors consider their security to be tied with relations with the criminal Zionist regime, which is the enemy of the entire region and Muslim countries.”

Stressing that regional countries can solve their problems as neighbors and brothers, Rouhani said he has no doubt that in the coming months we will see better conditions in regional relations with the help of each other.

He expressed hope that with the new developments in international relations, the “hostile” policies of some countries in the region will be rectified, and “we will see an opportunity to strengthen dialogue and reach an understanding within the region.”

The Qatari emir, for his part, lauded Tehran-Doha ties as strategic and growing and stressed that the implementation of the agreements between the two countries serves the interests of the two nations.

He also said that Qatar will make every effort to implement those agreements.

On regional developments, Sheikh Thani said that cooperation between Iran and the Persian Gulf countries should be further developed in all areas, including ensuring maritime security in the region’s waters.

“In any agreement to ensure regional security, Iran should be a party to talks to reach an agreement,” he said.

Source: Iranian media

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