TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini held talks on a range of issues, the latest developments in the Middle East region in particular.
News ID: 65136
Publish Date: 06June 2017 - 15:29
In a telephone conversation on Monday, Zarif and Mogherini
exchanged views about regional issues, including a recent move by several Arab
states to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar.
The Iranian top diplomat also held separate telephone
conversations with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Omani Foreign
Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut
Cavusoglu, and Foreign Minister of Kuwait Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah to discuss
Qatar diplomatic row.
Zarif also spoke with the foreign ministers of Qatar,
Lebanon, Tunisia, Malaysia, and Algeria, separately.
The talks came after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,
Egypt, Bahrain and the Maldives and a number of others cut off diplomatic ties
with the Doha government, saying they will suspend air, sea and land transport
The Saudi kingdom made the announcement early on Monday,
saying it was taking action for what it called the protection of national
Riyadh has accused Qatar of "harboring a multitude of
terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to create instability in the
Qatar said there is "no legitimate justification"
for cutting diplomatic ties.
"For us, the strategic choice of the state of Qatar is
to solve any dispute through dialogue," Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh
Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said.