Iran: referendum only solution to Palestinian issue
Tehran – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio on Monday to discuss bilateral issues and exchange information on possible solutions to the Palestinian problem.
The visit took place as part of Zarif’s tour of some European states. Zarif arrived in Rome on May 16.
Zarif and Di Maio, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, also discussed issues of mutual interest.
During the meeting, leading diplomats reviewed bilateral cooperation in the political, economic and cultural fields, as well as existing capacities in the field of economic cooperation, in particular the private sector.
Considering the positive opinion of Iranian public opinion to cooperate with the Italian parties, Zarif stressed the need to remove obstacles and prepare for the resumption of economic relations in favor of relations between the two countries.
Foreign Minister Zarif also addressed the emergency virtual meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Palestine and strongly condemned the racist and belligerent actions of the Zionist regime against the Palestinians, including the citizens of Gaza. Zarif also referred to his meeting with leaders of Palestinian groups in Damascus.
He clarified the Islamic Republic’s point of view in principle by holding a referendum with the presence of all ethnic Palestinians of different religious denominations and once again condemned the actions of the Zionist regime in its brutal attacks on the Palestinian people. .
The issues related to cooperation with the countries of the Persian Gulf and the regional arrangements concluded by the countries of this region, the issues related to Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq and the latest developments related to the Vienna talks were other subjects debated between the two ministers.
Di Maio also stressed his country’s desire to expand bilateral cooperation with Iran, especially in the political, economic and cultural fields.
While supporting the full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by all parties, he called for an active exchange of views and consultations with the Islamic Republic on important regional and international issues.
Talks are underway between Iran, the four remaining members of the 2015 nuclear deal, and the United States to revive the JCPOA.
Zarif meets Pope Francis
As an extension of his European tour, Zarif also went to the Vatican on Monday to meet with Pope Francis, Cardinal Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, and Bishop Paul Gallagher, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States .
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