Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said that Iran and Germany have common viewpoints when it comes to a realistic political solution to the crises in the Middle East.
An Iraqi politician says that things got better after Ayatollah Al-Sistani released a fatwa and the Popular Mobilization Forces –backed by Iran – fought with great bravery against ISIL terrorists.
The implementation of a moderate approach in a society which has suffered from dictatorship for decades and the scourge of terrorist groups is an uphill task, said Ammar Hakim.
Iran always views expansion of Tehran-Baghdad ties as one of its priorities and supports the Iraqi government’s campaign against IS, said Zarif.
Iran cannot remain indifferent to insecurity at its borders and is ready for closer cooperation with Kabul in the fight against terrorism and narcotics, said Rahmani Fazli.
Khabaronline, a news website, praises the astute statesmanship of Iran’s Foreign Ministry for helping the country refrain from fuelling tensions with Saudi Arabia at this critical juncture.
A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official has said that Tehran stands by the Syrian people and government and that people in the Arab country should decide their future in a democratic process.
Aftab-e Yazd, a reformist daily, has disputed Hamas’ new behavior and its ties with a country which does what it takes to harm Iran’s interests in the region.
All sides should focus on finding a political solution to the conflict in Yemen, said Amir Abdollahian, stressing that use of force would certainly fail to resolve the crisis.
The International Committee of the Red Cross chief has said that the ICRC has increased its aid efforts for Yemen twofold in recent days, but more needs to be done to meet the demands in the country.