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.
Zarif and Doval condemned violent and extremist acts of terrorist groups in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan and exchanged views on the way out of these crises.
The Indian prime minister called for the immediate establishment of a joint commission for the expansion of bilateral relations in his meeting with Foreign Minister Zarif.
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.
Foreign Minister Zarif says Tehran is trying to remove the problems that have been created for Iran and Pakistan due to the Western-imposed sanctions.