Iran, Jordan FMs voice support for Palestinian rights
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has held a phone call with Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi. The two top diplomats exchanged views on issues of mutual interest. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has held a phone call with Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi. The two top diplomats exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.
In this telephone conversation, Amirabdollahian explained that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in favor of friendly and brotherly relations based on mutual respect with regional countries, and noted that Iran and Jordan should benefit from economic and trade opportunities of the region in order to improve bilateral relations.
He expressed Iran's support for regional dialog and cooperation away from foreign interference, and emphasized the expansion of cooperation among regional countries, especially Iran, Iraq, Syria and Jordan, as a basis and driving force for further economic prosperity and stability in the region.
The top Iranian diplomat expressed support for the historic role of Jordan as custodian of the holy city of al-Quds and other Islamic and Christian sites in the city against the Zionist regime's efforts to exercise sovereignty over these places.
Amirabdollahian stressed the need for all Islamic countries to take responsibility regarding the issue of Palestine and holy city of al-Quds. He emphasized the need for synergy among them regarding joint action in international organizations to help Palestine.
Amirabdollahian also reiterated the Islamic Republic of Iran's stance regarding a referendum to determine the fate of Palestine, with the participation of its original inhabitants including Muslims, Christians and Jews, as the only solution to the Palestinian issue. He described as unacceptable imposed plans that ignore the rights of the Palestinian people and prolong the occupation.
In this telephone conversation, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi also said Amman views relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran as important and respectable. He stressed the need for developing an understanding based on collective interests in light of regional conflicts.
He described terrorism and extremism as common challenges facing all regional countries.
The Jordanian foreign minister also called the issue of Palestine the number one problem in his country and, referring to Jordan's sacrifices in this regard, stressed the need to ensure the rights of the Palestinian people.
During this telephone call, the foreign ministers of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Jordan conveyed greetings from their countries' high-ranking officials.
Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran