TEHRAN - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has highlighted the importance of security in the Persian Gulf region, saying that the security in this highly strategic region will depend on a “healthy relations” among the neighbors.
The Leader made the remarks in a meeting with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah in Tehran on Monday in which President Hassan Rouhani was also present.
The Leader said the Islamic Republic of Iran has always sought healthy relations with its Persian Gulf neighbors and is still pursuing that policy.
Close ties among the regional countries will serve the interests of individual countries, the Leader stated.
If this principle is abandoned, its consequences would only please extra-regional countries and the common enemies of regional countries, he noted.
Some countries are ignorant of the consequences of support for Takfiri groups
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Leader pointed to the threats posed by Takfiri groups and said that unfortunately certain countries in the region are not aware of the consequences of backing these groups and do not know that this fire will engulf them.
Takfiris are kind of persons who believe that only their interpretation of Islam is correct, and all other Muslims are unbelievers.
Commenting on the developments in Syria, he stated that Iran respects any decision which will be made by the Syrian people.
He touched upon the expansion of ties between Kuwait and Iran and evaluated it as beneficial for the whole region.
The Leader pointed to the Iran-Kuwait economic relations and expressed hope that a new chapter would be opened in economic ties.
Ayatollah Khamenei went on to say that Iran is willing to open a new chapter in its economic ties with Kuwait.
Kuwaiti leader calls for unity among regional countries
The Kuwaiti emir emphasized the need to promote unity among the regional countries.
He voiced hope that the crisis in Syria would be resolved peacefully.
The Kuwaiti emir, who is accompanied by ministers of foreign affairs, finance, oil, and trade, arrived in Iran on Sunday to explore ways of strengthening ties with the Islamic Republic.
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