Iran’s foreign minister says war is not a solution to Ukraine crisis – Reuters

“War is not a solution to the crisis in Ukraine or any other crisis. Of course, no one should ignore the root of the crisis and the measures taken by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its measures for the expansion of militarism in the region,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said in a phone conversation with his Irish counterpart Simon Coveney.

The Iranian diplomat expressed hope that Iran-Ireland cooperation will improve effectively and that economic and trade relations will be strengthened more than ever by a roadmap, while referring to the visit of the Irish Foreign Minister to Tehran on last month and his meeting with Conveney on the sidelines. of the Munich Security Conference.

“In the case of the Yemeni problem, the conflict must end and a political solution must take precedence,” Amirabdollahian continued, citing the experience of 20 years of US and NATO engagement in Afghanistan as an example that didn’t do people any good. of Afghanistan, especially after their shameful exit from the country.

Commenting on the Security Council resolution on Yemen, the Irish Foreign Minister also said that Ireland does not support this resolution and seeks dialogue in Yemen.

“We believe that the United Nations should assist the negotiation process to resolve the crisis in countries where we are witnessing a humanitarian disaster,” Coveney noted.

The Foreign Ministers of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Ireland stressed the need for further consultations between the two countries to further develop bilateral relations and resolve regional and international issues.

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