Iran Always Backs Talks over Military Action: Larijani

Iran Always Backs Talks over Military Action: Larijani
Mon Aug 7, 2017 11:03:23

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the Islamic Republic invariably supports dialog over military action as a means of resolving conflicts.

Larijani made the remarks late Sunday to Saber Hossain Chowdhury, the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) international institution, who was in Tehran to attend the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani.

“Iran’s strategy has always been based on the fact that issues and differences can be solved not through mobilization and militarism, but political negotiations,” he said.

“And in the same way that warfare and bloodshed in Yemen and Syria have proven futile, they would not lead to anything other than human losses from now on either,” he added.

As a member of the IPU, he said, Iran considers itself obliged to assist the body towards resolving international issues and crises.

Chowdhury, for his part, described Iran as a “valuable and influential” member of the organization, saying he was sure Tehran could contribute much to elimination of the disastrous situations.


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