Salehi stresses Iran's support for Palestinian cause
İranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi visiting Cairo on Tuesday stressed Iran's support for Palestinian's cause during his meeting with Arab League (AL) Chief Nabil al-Arabi.
Salehi, in his meeting with AL president, expounded on Iran's position toward realization of a Middle East free from nuclear weapons and warned about dangers of Zionist regime's non-alignment to the international rules and regulations including the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Iran's FM noted that national dialogue between Syrian opposition and government based on prevention of any kind of foreign interference and the halt of sending weapons to the extremist groups is the only practical and real solution to the Syrian crisis.
'Iran's approach toward the Middle East and neighboring countries including the Persian Gulf states is based on mutual respect, cooperation and friendship in order to fortify stability, security, welfare and development of regional countries,' Salehi added.
Nabil al-Arabi, for his part, referred to the presidency of Tehran over Non-Aligned Movement in the next three years and called Iran's role in resolution of regional crises as constructive.
Salehi and al-Arabi discussed different regional and international issues including latest developments in the Middle East, Persian Gulf, Palestine, Syria, Iran's peaceful nuclear program and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
The two officials emphasized continuation of Iran and Arab League consultations over regional issues.
Salehi who is in Cairo from Monday to take part in the Cairo quartet meeting for solving the Syrian crisis earlier discussed regional and international issues as well as bilateral ties with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and his counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr.
They also explored avenues for expansion of relations besides.