Iran grateful to Omani efforts regarding lifting sanctions
The Iranian Foreign Minister emphasizes that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not give up its independence or territorial integrity.
During the joint conference, Amir-Abdollahian expressed the belief that "relations between neighboring countries in the region can be expanded in the form of a chain."
The senior Iranian diplomat also expressed thanks to the Sultanate of Oman for their efforts in facilitating the convening of discussions between Tehran and the P4+1 on the easing of sanctions on Iran.
He also mentioned Yemeni negotiations mediated by Oman between the Sanaa government and the Saudi-led coalition, stating, "We hope that the talks in Yemen will lead to the lifting of the blockade on that country."
He went on to mention the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden and expressed concern that disrespecting the sacred book is still prevalent in several European nations.
He further stated that "the relations between Tehran and Muscat are privileged, strategic, and strong."
In another statement, he referred to the recent joint statement issued following the sixth ministerial meeting of strategic dialogue between Russia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Moscow, saying, "We received explanations from Russian officials in that regard, but we consider them inadequate."
He emphasized once more that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not give up its independence or territorial integrity.
"We will never tolerate the repetition of such a procedure in the statements and interference be it on the part of Russia or any other party in issues related to the territorial integrity of Iran."
Amir-Abdollahian went on to say that the three islands would always be under the control of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Concerning Ukraine, Amir-Abdollahian stated that Iran would "continue to emphasize our principled policy of calling for an end to the war and focusing on a political solution. We believe that respecting the territorial integrity of each country based on international law has to be pursued. We emphasize the territorial integrity of all countries, including Ukraine, and we stress on the need to stop the war ... we ask the parties to the conflict to return to the path of political talks."