Zarif advises Saudi Arabia to “contribute to peace in region”
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 19
By Fatih Karimov– Trend:
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the useful achievements of Astana meeting for confronting the terrorism and restoration of stability in Syria is followed up by Tehran, Moscow and Ankara.
Zarif made the remarks following a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts on Syria crisis in Antalya, Turkey on Nov. 19.
The top Iranian diplomat told reporters that the foreign ministers exchanged viewpoints and discussed the issues regarding the upcoming meeting of the three countries’ presidents, scheduled to be held on Nov. 22 in Sochi, Russia.
He further said that if other regional countries such as Saudi Arabia to follow up cooperation rather than wrong policies, successful outcomes will be achieved.
Zarif accused the Saudi Arabia of seeking dispersion and discord, saying that if Riyadh reverses its policies, it can contribute to regional peace “instead of waging war.”
Following the trilateral meeting Zarif also wrote on his Twitter page that is working with Turkish and Russian counterparts to build on ceasefire, the parties achieved in Syria and preparing for inclusive dialog among Syrians.
“Irony is KSA accuses Iran of destabilization, while itself fuels terrorists, wages war on Yemen, blockades Qatar & foments crisis in Lebanon,” the top Iranian diplomat argued.