Military approaches no solution to Mideast crises: Iran

If some players still have the illusion of a military solution to regional crises, that would be disastrous, Zarif said in a meeting with Touhami Abdouli.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned against the adoption of military approaches to resolve the ongoing crises in the Middle East.

“If some players still have the illusion of a military solution to regional crises, that would be disastrous,” Zarif said in a meeting with Tunisia’s Secretary of State for Arab and African Affairs Touhami Abdouli in Tehran on Tuesday.

He added that regional crises should only be settled through dialogue and political approaches.

The minister also commended Tunisia’s contribution to the settlement of regional conflicts.

Zarif further said Tehran and Tunis have great potential to improve relations and emphasized that no obstacle can hinder expansion of political and economic cooperation between them.

War, militancy will never solve ME crisis: Abdouli

The Tunisian official said regional crises would never be settled through war and military intervention.

Abdouli added that the Tunisian people have suffered greatly at the hands of terrorist groups such as IS and the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and would never tolerate terrorists.

He also called for closer cooperation with Iran and expressed hope that political relations between the two countries would positively affect economic ties.

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