UN Chief: Iran plays crucial role in Middle East
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon underlined Iranˈs influential role in settlement of the regional crisis, IRNA reported.
'Iran can play an effective and constructive role in resolving the regional crises, including Iraq, Syria and Yemen,' Ban said, addressing a press conference in New York on Tuesday.
'As I have said several times Iran is the most important country in the region,' the UN chief added.
He noted that Iran's role in restoration of peace and stability in the region is crucial, and said, 'I hope that Tehran could continue to its constructive and effective interaction for resolving these crises and restoring peace and stability in the Middle East.'
He also said that he hopes to be able to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the upcoming annual meeting of the UN General Assembly.