“we will not be far from an agreement” Abdollahian said
WANA (Feb 26) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, who headed a delegation to Baghdad last week at the official invitation of Iraq’s Foreign Minister Fouad Hossein, said in an exclusive interview with Al-Alam news channel: “We sent this message to the authorities of the Kurdistan Region in recent months, we have made it clear that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not tolerate any movement of terrorist and separatist groups from the Kurdistan Region against the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Iran’s foreign minister also mentioned about the message of the Iraqi foreign minister from the United States. Abdullahian stated that Mr. Fouad Hossein, who returned from his trip to Washington, carried the message that the American side is ready to conclude an agreement.
Abdullahian in this interview emphasized we have always welcomed the path of diplomacy and negotiation and have not distanced ourselves from negotiations.
“… If the American side acts realistically within the framework of the message it sent and does not repeat the previous hypocritical media statements, we will not be far from an agreement.” Abdullahian said.
The main and most important part of the Iranian Foreign Minister’s statements in this interview was that reaching an agreement is possible and the American side’s message are about declaring their readiness to take steps towards concluding a deal.
But Dr. Abdullahian considers the constant problem to be that “Americans always follow contradictory diplomatic and media messages, that is, positive messages are sent in the diplomatic channel and something else is said in the media. We hope that the American side is realistic and do not act hypocritically.”
Will we witness an opening in the relationship between the two countries during Abdullahian’ s visit to Geneva?
Regarding Tehran-Riyadh relations, he also stated: “We consider the return of Riyadh-Tehran relations to a normal state both for the benefit of the two countries and for the benefit of the region. The Islamic Republic of Iran has always welcomed dialogue and interaction with Saudi Arabia … we have made good progress in the previous five rounds of talks, and now we are setting up a new phase of talks.”