Iran ready to work with Germany to resolve Mideast crises

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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.

Iran is ready to step up its cooperation with Germany to resolve the crises in the Middle East, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said in Berlin on Wednesday.

Amir Abdollahian, who was meeting with his German counterpart Markus Ederer at the German Foreign Ministry, was joined at the talks by the head of the Iraq department at the Iranian Foreign Ministry and Iran’s Ambassador to Germany Ali Majedi.

He pointed to Berlin’s positive approach in settling regional crises and stressed that both countries have common viewpoints when it comes to a realistic political solution to the crises in the Middle East.

Abdollahian further said it could be the basis for boosting bilateral consultations which in turn could result in an effective and constructive cooperation.

He also outlined Tehran’s views on regional crises, especially in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

The Iranian diplomat expressed concern over attempts by certain regional players who are using terror groups for their own political objectives.

Meanwhile, the German deputy foreign minister who was accompanied in his talks with Abdollahian by Political Director of the German Foreign Ministry Sabine Sparwasser and Regional Director for the Middle East and Maghreb, Miguel Berger, expressed concern over the ongoing crises in Syria and Yemen and the growing terrorist activities in those countries.

Ederer said the Iranian nuclear agreement actually paved the way for cooperation between Germany and Iran in stabilizing and pacifying the Mideast.

He underscored the importance of continuing and intensifying bilateral cooperation geared at resolving regional crises.

Earlier in the day, Abdollahian held talks with top German Chancellery officials focusing on the latest developments in the Middle East.

Abdollahian is scheduled to depart Germany on Thursday for political meetings in Switzerland.

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