Iran foreign ministry commends King’s statements in recent interview

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File photo taken during a tour organized by the Jordanian Army shows soldiers patrolling the border with Syria to prevent trafficking on February 17, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
AMMAN — Tehran on Monday commended his Majesty King Abdullah’s recent statements regarding relations with Iran in an interview with Al-Rai daily, Ammon News reported.اضافة اعلان

“We commend the latest statement made by the King of Jordan about Iran, and we are looking forward to witnessing genuine action from neighboring countries toward enhancing regional relations,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said.

“We consider the safety of neighboring states as our own,” he said, adding that Iran rejects accusations that the Islamic republic interferes in the internal affairs of nations in the region.

“We have played a positive role with regard to Jordan, and without our role in combating terrorism in Iraq and Syria, Jordan’s security would also have been threatened,” he contended.

His Majesty, during an interview on July 23, said that Jordan does “not want regional tensions”, adding that Jordan “and all Arab countries, seek good relations with Iran, based on mutual respect, good neighborly relations, and respect for countries’ sovereignty and non-intervention in their internal affairs.”

“Iranian interventions have impacted a number of Arab countries, and we now regularly face attacks on our borders from Iran-linked militias,” King Abdullah said, expressing hope that Iran will “change” its behavior in the interests of “everyone in the region”.

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