Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has hailed Qatar for its success in resisting Saudi-led pressure and extortion by a coalition of Arab countries.
Zarif’s congratulation on Tuesday came after Riyadh reached an agreement with Doha to end their three-year feud, by reopening the Saudi airspace as well as land and sea borders to Qatar.
Congratulations to Qatar for the success of its brave resistance to pressure & extortion.
To our other Arab neighbors: Iran is neither an enemy nor threat. Enough scapegoating—especially with your reckless patron on his way out.
Time to take our offer for a strong region. #HOPE
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 5, 2021
The Iranian Foreign Minister highlighted Tehran’s stabilising role in the region, and warned neighbouring Arab states against stoking tensions, as the administration of outgoing US President Donald Trump serves its final days in office.
Zarif also expressed hope that the same countries would accept Iran’s offer for a strong regional cooperation.