Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks answering the question on Tehran’s position towards Riyadh as an influential player in the region.
Pointing to the neighbor countries’ potentials to help regional countries overcome terrorist threats, he expressed optimism about the future of both countries’ relations.
Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the weak or incompetent governments in the region as the basic problem on the way of eradicating terrorism from the region as, he said, terrorism is the most serious threat to the region.
He said that lack of effective cooperation among regional countries as well as weakness of certain regional states were key factors leading to a security and political gap in western Asia.
Amir-Abdollahian expressed pity that certain regional countries are linked to the extremist and terrorist groups which are in turn working with some intelligence services from outside of the region.
He pointed out that extremism and violence would benefit no regional country.
The official also emphasized that preventing foreign intervention in the regional affairs is a key factor in overcoming current security crisis in the region.