Zarif: Resistance is the only way to restore rights of Palestinians

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Tehran is to put all its capabilities at the disposal of its friends in the region and is to broaden all-out cooperation with Tunisia, said Zarif in a meeting with the visiting Tunisian minister of trade and handicrafts.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that resistance is the only way to restore the rights of the Palestinian nation.

He made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Tunisian Minister of Trade and Handicrafts, Najla Harrouche.

He expressed pleasure with the UN draft resolution to recognize the state of Palestine and said that resistance is the only way for the Palestinian nation to reclaim their legitimate rights and liberate the occupied territories of Palestine from the Israeli occupation.

The support lent by Tunisia to Palestinian aspirations is praiseworthy, Zarif said.

On successful holding of election in Tunisia, Zarif said this success has been achieved through collective contribution and solidarity of all the Tunisian people.

Referring to extremism and terrorism as a common threat to all countries in the region, he called for active and collective contribution of all governments to the fight against such extremism and terrorism.

Expressing satisfaction over the holding of ‘Tunisian Cultural Week’ in Iran, he said the Islamic Republic of Iran attaches importance to expansion of relations with Tunisia and welcomes expansion of mutual and regional relations and closer cooperation.

Given the scientific and industrial advancement of the Islamic Republic of Iran, he said Tehran is to put all its capabilities at the disposal of its friends in the region and is to broaden all-out cooperation with Tunisia mainly in the transfer of new technological know-how, Zarif said.

Iran supports any policy or approach leading to restoration of tranquility and sovereignty of people and is to spare no efforts to this end, said the Iranian foreign minister.

The Tunisian minister, for her part, said Tunis underlined expansion of economic, political, commercial, scientific, cultural and tourism cooperation with Iran.

She also underscored that Tunis backs Iran’s legitimate right to peaceful nuclear energy and said that she believes the issue should be resolved only through political means.

On the issue of Palestine, she said Tunis has always backed Palestine and all countries in the region are expected to fully back Palestine.

The Tunisian minister lauded Iran’s significant achievements in various scientific fields and technological know-how and expressed hope to use Tehran’s invaluable experiences.

   
   

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