EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in seperate telephone conversations discussed latest developments in the region with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and his Qatari counterpart.
Zarif exchanged views with Foreign Minister of Qatar Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani on the country's problem with the Arab states which have cut diplomatic relations with the Persian Gulf emirate.
In an unprecedented move, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, along with Egypt, have severed relations with Qatar accusing the gas rich country of supporting terrorist organizations. The accusation was rejected by Doha, according to IRNA.
Earlier, Zarif also conferred with the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah as well as his Lebanese and Algerian, Turkish, Indonesian, Iraqi and Omani counterparts in continuation of his talks with regional counterparts on the developments unfolding in the region.
He wrote in his twitter page on Monday, ““Neighbors are permanent; geography can’t be changed.
Zarif also called on Persian Gulf states to settle problems through dialogue, as he contended, “Coercion is never the solution. Dialogue is imperative, especially during blessed Ramadan.”
“Pressures and threats” will not work, stressed the foreign minister.