Iran rejects US in Middle East issues


Iran’s deputy-FM for African and Arab affairs dismissed any talk over Middle East crises with the US.

Holding that regional issues have to be dealt with intra-regionally, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian rejected the idea of any negotiation over the Middle Eastern problems in the underway Iran-Sextet talks over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.

The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for African and Arab Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reassured that Iran is seeking regional cooperation with neighboring countries especially the Persian Gulf states whose willingness is the key to the solution of the regional mayhem.

Amir-Abdollahian condemned the Saudi aggression against Yemen and called it a worsening measure which contributes to more extremism, terrorism and sectarianism in the Middle East.

He valued Saudi role as ‘an important player in the region in establishing peace and stability’ and reassured that Iran is talking all its neighbors especially the Saudi Arabia into joint action for regional developments.

The Iranian diplomat restated that the Iran-US negotiations are solely nuclear-bound and Iran does not see any role for outsiders in the Middle East problems.