Iran sole nation in Center East with free elections: Zarif

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom
Iran’s Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is the only nation within the Center East area with free elections.

The highest Iranian diplomat made the comment throughout a joint press convention together with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom on the Swedish Ministry of Overseas Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday.

Answering a query about scenario of human rights in Iran, Zarif mentioned demonizing Iran over the difficulty of human rights has develop into a enterprise for “sure individuals, including, “We’re the one nation within the area with free elections.”

He added that there are a lot of floor for cooperation between Tehran and Stockholm, noting that in negotiations together with his Swedish counterpart, the 2 sides mentioned political scenario within the Center East area and the function that Europe can play to find political options to regional crises.

Zarif suggested European international locations to not fall for damaging propaganda towards Iran by sure individuals who pursue their private curiosity by way of such propaganda.

In a separate improvement, the Iranian overseas minister delivered a speech on the Stockholm Worldwide Peace Analysis Institute (SIPRI), noting that extremism and terrorism are two phenomenons, which pose a severe menace to all the world.

He added that to beat the present issues on the planet, worldwide points have to be redefined in a brand new means, emphasizing that extremism and terrorism is not going to stay restricted to a sure geographical area.

Zarif said that the lose-lose method in worldwide interactions needs to be changed with a win-win method, saying, “If in worldwide disputes one social gathering is much less loser and the opposite one is extra winner, this cycle [of conflict and dispute] will live on” and the world would by no means see calm and safety.

Explaining about latest remarks by his Saudi counterpart, Adel al-Jubeir, who accused Iran of meddling in Iraq’s affairs, the Iranian overseas minister mentioned, “I don’t know the way Iraq is Saudi Arabia’s enterprise. After they say don’t intrude in Iraq, that is, per se, a type of interference.”

Zarif emphasised that Iran helps Iraq on the request of the Arab nation’s officers.

“We’ll go away Iraq at any time when Iraqi officers ask us to take action and any time Iraqi officers ask us for our assist, we’ll assist Iraq,” Iran’s high diplomat mentioned noting that Saudi Arabia will quickly understand that the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group is its enemy primary.

On the disaster in Syria, Zarif mentioned solely the Syrian nation can determine the way forward for their nation and overseas states should keep away from interference within the inner affairs of the Arab nation and work to facilitate the decision of the battle.

The Iranian overseas minister is at present on a tour of 4 European international locations. He heads a politico-economic delegation that started the tour on Might 29.

Sweden is the third cease after Poland and Finland. Zarif is anticipated to go to Latvia because the final leg of his European tour.

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