Iran’s deputy FM urges regional cooperation against extremism

The diplomat pointed to threats posed by terrorist groups like Daesh and called for more security and defense cooperation among Iran and regional countries to confront terror threats.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian has underscored the necessity for concerted regional efforts against extremism.

Addressing the fourth meeting of Iran-Oman strategic committee on Tuesday, Amir Abdollahian pointed to threats posed by terrorist groups like Daesh and other extremists, and asked for further security and defense cooperation among Iran and regional countries to confront these threats.

The Iranian diplomat said Oman enjoys logical, balanced and realistic views, adding that continued consultation with the country can play an effective role in regional stability and security.

Amir Abdollahian further stressed that Iran has no limitations in improving ties with Oman.

Also at the meeting, Omani Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ahmed Al-Isaei lauded Iran’s constructive role in the region, and said formation of joint committees, the strategic committee in particular, demonstrates the resolve of the senior officials of the two countries to boost bilateral ties.

As for the fight against terrorism, he said all countries in the region should increase their consultations and cooperation against the inauspicious phenomenon.

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