Iran's Military Power Serves Regional Security: President

Posted February 16, 2017

Pointing to Iran's assistance for regional nations in the fight against terrorism, President Rouhani said Iran will definitely keep offering help to any country requesting assistance in the war on terrorism.

In a meeting with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Jaber al-Sabah, the Iranian President stressed that the two countries have closer political relations and economic ties should bolster as high as political relations.

Ahead of his visit to Oman and Kuwait, Rouhani had expressed support for the latter's efforts to "resolve misunderstandings and boost relations" with Gulf countries.

"The basis of the policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is always good neighbourly relations with neighbours and the security of the Persian Gulf", Rouhani is quoted as saying by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Meanwhile, Tehran's ties with other Gulf states have been strained over its support for the Syrian regime of Bashar Al-Assad and alleged backing of Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Muscat // Iranian president Hassan Rouhani met with Sultan Qaboos in Muscat on Wednesday, before travelling for the first time since taking office to Kuwait for further talks aimed at reducing tensions with the GCC. The aborted revolution was crushed by a military intervention led by regional Gulf power Saudi Arabia.

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The establishment of a ceasefire, the delivery of humanitarian aid and intra-Yemeni talks are the key to ending the crisis in the country, he added.

"There are now good conditions for developing and consolidating relations between Iran and Oman", Rouhani said, calling for stronger economic ties.

Last month, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah visited Tehran, calling for a "normalisation of ties and opening dialogue".

Iran has had no diplomatic relations with regional kingpin Saudi Arabia since January past year when protesters stormed the kingdom's missions in Tehran and Mashhad following the execution of a Saudi Muslim cleric.

Touching on the conflicts in the region, including in Yemen, the Iranian president described the situation in the impoverished Arab state as "very grave" and called for serious action to address the issue.