TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the latest regional developments in telephone conversations with a number of his European counterparts.
News ID: 65146
Publish Date: 07June 2017 - 15:34
Iran has intensified diplomatic contacts with foreign
countries in recent days, after Saudi Arabia and some of its cohorts broke off
relations with Qatar in the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Persian Gulf
Arab states in decades.
On Tuesday evening, Zarif had separate telephone
conversations with foreign ministers of Germany and Spain, Sigmar Gabriel and
Alfonso Maria Dastis Quecedo, to talk about the most recent developments in the
Middle East region.
Earlier in the day, the senior Iranian diplomat had
discussed regional issues with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.
Back on Monday, Foreign Minister Zarif had spoken with his
counterparts from Qatar, Iraq, Oman, Turkey, and Kuwait. He had also discussed
Qatar diplomatic row with European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica
It 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 and suspended air, sea and land transport with Qatar.
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.
Iran has called for a "clear and explicit
dialogue" among the feuding nations, saying rising tensions among its
Persian Gulf neighbors threaten the interests of everyone in the region.