Regional countries should foil enemy plots:Ahmadinejad
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that the countries of the region should join hands to boost their cooperation and foil the enemy's plots by exposing the truth and glory of their cultures to the people of the world, IRNA reported.
President Ahmadinejad made the remark in a meeting with the visiting Chairman of Pakistan's Senate Farooq H Naik and accompanying delegation in Tehran.
Referring to the fact that Iran and Pakistan have inseparable historical, geographical and cultural bonds, he pointed out that the all-out cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad is not only beneficial to both nations it is a historical exigency and the expansion of bilateral ties will surely have valuable outcome.
He noted that Iran and Pakistan have both common interests and enemies.
'The existing problems have always been imposed on the nations from outside and by the foreigners because the regional nations always shared their joys and sorrows and lived peacefully together,' President Ahmadinejad added.
He said that what bothers the enemies is the richness of the cultures of the nations of the region and their impact on other cultures.
'Iran and Pakistan should bring about peace, security and welfare for other nations of the region through enhancing their political, economic and cultural ties and thwarting the enemies' plots,' President Ahmadinejad added.
The president said that not only the problems of the region and Muslim countries, but the international issues need to be resolved through human methods instead of military means.
'Iran and Pakistan can play a key role in resolving the regional and international problems,' he added.
Chairman of Pakistan's Senate Farooq H Naik, for his part, said that Tehran and Islamabad have common history, culture, language and religion. He said that Pakistan's government and Senate prioritize expansion of ties with Iran. 'Islamic Republic of Iran is a key player in bringing about peace, stability and progress of the region,' Pakistani Senate chairman added.
He pointed out that the time is ripe for Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan to join hands and bring peace and security to the region through their cooperation.
'Islam is religion of peace, friendship and brotherhood and those terrorists who operate under the name of Islam do not have faith because if they were true Muslims they would not have attacked Muslims around the world,' Naik added.