Iran says not seeking to form regional coalition

July 17, 2017

TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday that Iran is not seeking to establish coalitions against other countries, noting Tehran instead is pursuing a policy that would contribute to regional peace.

Asked whether Iran was open to the idea of forming a coalition with Iraq, Syria and Turkey to counter threats and resolve regional crises, Qassemi said what Iran is after is to maintain peace and security in the region.

“There is no need to build such a coalition against others,” he noted, adding that Tehran has a positive outlook that would help security, peace and stability in the region.


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