Cooperation needed to stop bloodshed, Rouhani tells Qatari emir

June 20, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that countries in the Mideast region should cooperate in stopping “clashes” and “bloodshed”.

He made the remarks in a phone conversation with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Thursday.

The statement by Rouhani comes as people in Iraq and Syria are caught in fire of terrorists and Yemen has also come under aerial attacks by Saudi Arabia.

Rouhani highlighted the importance of cooperation among the regional countries to establish peace.

“All the regional countries are suffering from terrorism, because the terrorist groups’ actions benefit no country in the region and impede regional development and relations among the countries,” he stated.

The Iranian president also called for helping the war-stricken people in Yemen.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Rouhani said that Iran is willing to expand relations with other countries, specifically the neighboring ones.

He added that Iran and Qatar has many capacities to expand ties in political and economic areas.

The Qatari emir said that Doha seeks to strengthen economic ties with Iran.

The Qatari leader also highlighted Iran’s significant role in resolving problems in the region, saying dialogue is the best way to settle regional conflicts specifically in Yemen, Iraq and Syria.