World Bulletin / News Desk
Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi has said that the Islamic Republic’s was ready to hold dialogue with regional countries, including Saudi Arabia and Turkey, to restore stability and security to the Middle East.
In an earlier press conference Iranian President Rouhani and his Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had said that Iran was ready to come to the table with Turkey.
“As Mr President (Hassan Rouhani) and Foreign Minister (Mohammad Javad Zarif) have emphasized, we are ready to sit down and negotiate with the Saudis and Turks on security and stability in the region and resolve the existing problems as a family, without the interference of those who have come here from overseas and meddle in the affairs of our region,” he said.
Salehi described Turkey and Saudi Arabia as major governments that can play a significant role in the region.
“This role should be constructive and in the direction of contributing to the region’s security and stability not exacerbating the situation. Unfortunately, though, they constantly push the region … toward tension,” he went on to say.
Source: Tasnim News Agency