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Iran says tension among Arab states “threat to interests” of all region

Export to Iran sputniknews.comTEHRAN, June 5 (Xinhua) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that the increasing tension in the relations among Arab states is a threat to the interests of the regional states, official IRNA news agency reported.

“Amid the threat of terrorism, extremism to the region and the world, and with the continuation of occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Israel, the rising tension among regional states benefits neither the regional nations nor governments and is a threat to the interests of all,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement.
The Islamic republic urges its Persian Gulf neighbors, involved in the recent political row, for “self-restraint and an increase of tension,” the spokesman, Bahram Qasemi, was quoted as saying.

Qasemi’s remarks came as a reaction to Monday decisions by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen and Libya to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar after they accused the latter of “terrorism support.”

 

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