Kuwait believes that Iran has created a better interactive atmosphere in the region over recent months and welcomes it, Al-Sabah said in a meeting with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Kuwait City on Sunday.
He added that his country has always supported the Iranian nuclear energy program because Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has prohibited the use of nuclear weapons.
On February 22, 2012, Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic Republic considers the pursuit and possession of nuclear weapons “a grave sin” from every logical, religious and theoretical standpoint.
The Leader described the proliferation of nuclear weapons as “senseless, destructive and dangerous,” adding that the Iranian nation had never sought and would never seek atomic bomb as the country already has the conventional capacity to challenge nuclear-power states.
The Kuwaiti Emir further expressed confidence that no obstacle could hinder the expansion of Tehran-Kuwait City relations in political, economic and cultural areas, saying his country would make its utmost effort to strengthen ties among all regional states.
Zarif, for his part, said ties with regional countries are the most important priority of Iran’s foreign policy.
“We regard the security of each regional country as our own security and any threat against any country in the region as a threat against ourselves and this is our message of friendship to all neighboring countries,” the Iranian minister pointed out.
He praised Iran’s ties with Kuwait and called on the two countries to further bolster cooperation, particularly in economic fields.
The Iranian minister arrived in Kuwait on Sunday on a two-leg tour which will also take him to Oman.