TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with the visiting Qatari Foreign Minister, Hamad bin Jasim bin Jabir al-Thani, here on Sunday.A statement released by the Presidential Press Office said that during the meeting, the president stated that enemies of the world of Islam have lost hope in defeating the Muslim Ummah (nation) through exerting foreign pressures and are, thus, seeking to sow discord among them.
He further called on the world Muslims to show more vigilance to disclose the plots devised by the US and its allies and also increase solidarity and unity to defuse increased enemy efforts and plans for dividing Muslims.
Noting the failure of the United States’ hegemonic policies in the region in recent years, Ahmadinejad mentioned that the US has no constructive plan or proposal for solving regional problems, and continued, “Rather, it is merely seeking to attain its colonialist goals and interests through fomenting strives, disputes and destruction in the region. Therefore, any vigilant assistance to the US plans is considered as a betrayal to the Islamic Ummah.”
He also referred to the frequent failures of the plans devised by the trans-regional powers in the Middle-East and their wrong perception of the situation in the region, and added, “Regional nations should lead a peaceful life alongside each other.”
The president also stressed that establishment of security and tranquility in the region will be accelerated through enhanced cooperation of the Islamic countries, specially by assisting reconstruction of Lebanon, supporting the independent Palestinian government and helping to the establishment of stability in Iraq.
Elsewhere, Ahmadinejad reiterated Iran’s inalienable right of access to peaceful nuclear technology, and underlined that acquisition of the civilian nuclear energy for peaceful purposes sets Iran’s definite policy.
“The Iranian government and nation, irrespective of the inefficient pressures of the US and its allies, will continue their move along the track to gain full access to peaceful nuclear technology,” he said, reminding his country’s preparedness to transfer the valuable achievements of Iranian scientists in various fields, including civilian nuclear technology, to the regional and friendly states.
For his part, Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jasim bin Jabir al-Thani voiced concern over regional conditions and condemned enemies’ efforts to sow seeds of discord among Muslims, between Shiites and Sunnites in particular.
“Bullying countries intend to dominate the Islamic states through sowing discord and sparking conflicts among Muslims,” the top diplomat pointed out, and further called on all Muslim nations to grasp a proper understanding of the present conditions and defuse enemy plots.
Stating that the plan of the US administration for the region has now proved to be a failure, he described the United States’ policies and strategies in the face of regional issues and countries as unacceptable, and stressed that aliens will fail in attaining their hegemonic goals as the vigilance of the regional nations has increased.
Al-Thani said his country attaches special significance to relations with Iran and further described Qatar as a friend of the Islamic Republic.
Also noting the two countries’ pivotal and desirable ties, he stressed, “The recent resolution passed at the UN Security Council under the pressures of the US and western countries will have no effect on Iran’s power.”
The envoy also underlined Qatar’s strong support for Iran’s right to access peaceful nuclear technology.
To conclude his words, the Qatari foreign minister called for enhanced cooperation among Islamic countries for assisting the independent Palestinian government and reconstruction of those parts in Lebanon which have been damaged during the recent invasion of that country by the Zionist regime of Israel.