21 Feb 2024
Wednesday 12 August 2015 - 11:30
Story Code : 175637

Iran nuclear accord benefits whole region: Zarif

Iran nuclear accord benefits whole region: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif says all regional countries have enjoyed the benefits of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 countries.

We have not used the Viennaagreement as an excuse to cause problems for others The whole region and the friendly, Islamic and Arab countries have all enjoyed the benefits of the accord, Zarif said in a meeting with Lebanese Prime MinisterTammam Salam upon his arrival in the capital Beirut on Tuesday.

Zarif pointed to his recent visits to Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq immediately after the nuclear agreement, stressing that regional dialogue can play a constructive role at this period.



[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="555"] Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) speaks during a press conference following a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the Government Palace in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, August 11, 2015. (AFP)[/caption]

Irans top diplomat also voiced Tehrans support for intra-Lebanese dialog, saying it is the only solution to the political problems in the Arab country.

Salam, for his part, hailed the nuclear accord between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, adding that the agreement has provided numerous opportunities for the establishment of peace and stability in the region.

The Lebanese prime minister also stated thatBeirut has always tried to expand its friendly ties with Tehran.

We are ready to open a new chapter in bilateral relations with Tehran after the recent nuclear accord, he stated.



[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="555"] Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini attend a final press conference on Iran's nuclear agreement in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2015. (AFP)[/caption]

Tehran and the P5+1 -the US, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany -finalized the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)over the Iranian nuclear programin the Austrian capital city of Vienna on July 14.

During his stay in Beirut, Zarif is also scheduled to visit Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil. The Iranian foreign minister will also hold talks with some Palestinian officials in the Arab country.

Zarif will leave Beirut for the Syrian capital city of Damascus on Wednesday. According to reports, he will also visit Pakistan, India and Russia in the coming days.

By Press TV
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