Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Iran Raps Arab Quartet Committee’s ‘Invalid’Declaration

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has slammed the final declaration of the Arab Quartet Committee as invalid and unconstructive.

In a Thursday statement, Qassemi underlined that the invalid and unconstructive declarations of the committee will have no result and achievement other than further distrust and deeper gap in relations among the regional states.

“The member states of the Arab Quartet Committee are fully aware that the final declaration does not reflect the views of the regional states and only represents the specific attitude of certain countries,” he said.

Qassemi noted that all four members of the Arab Quartet Committee know well that the Islamic Republic will never be influenced by such hostile measures which are based on chronic delusions.

“Iran will never change its independent policy of opposing the invasion of Yemen, fighting terrorism, and [objecting to] presence of extra-regional forces in the Persian Gulf,” he added.

The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that regional states must tread the path of creating sustainable security through collective cooperation with all countries in the region, he said.

“They should also stop aggressive policies, sanctions, siege and efforts to exclude a certain state from all regional equations and invest their money in trust-building efforts and establishing comprehensive regional structures for cooperation among all states instead of taking unconstructive measures,” Qassemi noted.

By adopting such policies, members of the Arab Quartet Committee cannot escape their responsibility to be accountable for their destructive policies that have created and prolonged crises like that of Yemen and the humanitarian catastrophe in the regional countries, he concluded.

In its final declaration, the Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee condemned what it called Iran’s continuous interference in the region.

The Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee includes Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain, as well as Secretary-General of Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit.


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