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Iran Sees Any Tension as Detrimental to Regional Stability

19 January 2016 14:42


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned against the consequences of any tension in the Middle East and Persian Gulf, saying that it would be detrimental to the stability and security in the region.

Speaking at a meeting with foreign ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions in Tehran on Monday evening, Zarif highlighted the outcomes of the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and the prospect of regional and international developments in light of the Islamic Republic’s relations with other countries.

“We are after the establishment of security and stability in the Persian Gulf region and regard any tension as contrary to security and stability of Iran and the region,” he noted.

The Iranian top diplomat further emphasized that the nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) has provided many economic opportunities for other countries as well.

The remarks came after Zarif and European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini on late Saturday announced in a joint statement that the implementation of the nuclear deal finalized by Tehran and world powers back in July 2015 has officially been started.

The joint statement read out by the two top diplomats announced the implementation of the nuclear deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – which terminates all nuclear-related anti-Iran sanctions.

Experts believe that Iran’s economic growth would rise remarkably after the final nuclear deal takes effect.

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