Amir Abdollahian stresses Iran’s constructive regional role
Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian blasted the recent allegations of Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir against Iran, and reiterated that the Islamic Republic has always played a constructive role in the region IRNA reported.
"Iran has always played a constructive role in the region," Amir Abdollahian said on Sunday.
"Tehran unlike some countries that make instrumental use of terrorism and play with the regional security strongly supports Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and the countries exposed to the terrorist threats," he added.
He pointed to Iran's support for the regional peace and stability, and said, "The security of Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Persian Gulf states are intertwined."
Amir Abdollahian went on to say that Iran supports good relations with Riyadh, and said, "We expect Saudi Arabia to play a constructive role in the region and by adopting correct and calculated diplomacy prevent the spread of war, strengthening terrorism and intensifying insecurity."