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Zarif: Saudi rulers are responsible for fanning hatred, fanaticism in region

Tehran, July 16, IRNAForeign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia is responsible for fanning hatred and fanaticism in the region.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Zarif said that from early days of escalation of tensions, Iran made the right decision and merely helped promotion of dialogue for resolving disputes and spared no efforts to render humanitarian aid to the victims.

On regional developments, Iran has adopted an identical stands in dealing with its neighboring states such as Iraq and Afghanistan and helped them as much as possible prevent killing and providing homeless people with shelter.

In a word, Iran did utmost for a comprehensive ceasefire in the war stricken regions, he added.

On Syrian developments, Iran proposed its four based plan which focused on humanitarian assistance, setting up a unified government, future of Syria should be taken into consideration and role of the country's constitution should be heeded, Zarif said.

On Yemen, Iran tried to adopt the same policy as believed that the issue should be resolved through dialogue and was against use of force but other countries in the region like Saudi Arabia took wrong approach and believed that militarism will resolve such developments.

Iran chose a right side in supporting regional nations but others chose a wrong approach through supporting ISIS and extremism, Zarif said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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