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In talks with Omani counterpart, Iran FM raises alarm at Daesh terrorist acts in Afghanistan

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The combined photo shows Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (R) and Oman’s Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Albusaidi.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned of intensification of violence, particularly acts of terror by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, in Afghanistan.

In a phone call with Oman’s Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Albusaidi on Tuesday, Amir-Abdollahian said the new Iranian administration’s foreign policy attaches great importance to ties with neighboring countries. The top Iranian diplomat stressed the need to continue consultations between Tehran and Muscat on bilateral, regional and international issues.

In a phone call with Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef al-Othaimeen on Monday, Amir-Abdollahian said attacks by Daesh in Afghanistan are meant to sow religious discord in the crisis-hit country. The Iranian foreign minister urged the organization to condemn the acts of terror.

The Iranian minister said the region faces an array of issues, with extremist groups being among the most important challenges. 

Elsewhere in talks with his Omani counterpart, Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the significance of improving mutual relations in political and economic fields and expressed Iran’s readiness to implement agreements previously signed between the two countries in various fields. The Omani foreign minister, for his part, once again invited his Iranian counterpart to pay a visit to Muscat.

Iran, Qatar FMs discuss enhanced ties, regional issues

In a phone call on Monday, the Iranian foreign minister and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani discussed the expansion of mutual relations in political and economic sectors as well as key issues in the region.

The top diplomats exchanged views about possible ways to increase trade interactions between the two countries’ private sectors.

The ongoing developments in the region and joint efforts to maintain peace, stability and security in the Persian Gulf were also among other topics discussed by the Iranian and Qatari foreign ministers.

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