MP Terms Security Prerequisite for Exploitation of Mideast Resources

Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaoddin Boroujerdi viewed establishment of security in the region as a prerequisite for the exploitation of resources existing in the Middle-East. Boroujerdi made the remarks in a meeting with the head of the Arab Transitional Parliament and chairman of the Kuwaiti parliament’s Foreign Policy Commission here in Tehran on Monday, where the two sides explored avenues for bolstering mutual ties and exchanged views about the most important political, regional and international issues.

Also during the meeting, the Iranian lawmaker mentioned that expansion and consolidation of relations with the neighboring countries sets a principle of Iran’s foreign policy, and noting the statements made by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, he voiced Tehran’s inclination and preparedness to further deepen and consolidate relations with the regional states, Kuwait in particular.

He reminded the significance of the Middle-East region for the world countries, and reiterated that development and exploitation of the resources existing in the region is totally dependent on the establishment of security, stressing that the Islamic Republic of Iran is conducting serious efforts to establish stability and security in the Middle-East region.

The legislator further described confidence as a major and vital pillar for interaction among regional states and as a pivotal axis for the expansion and consolidation of relations and for putting into effect the agreements concluded by the said countries.

Boroujerdi welcomed the idea for Arab-Iranian talks, and underlined that such dialogues could be designed, started and strengthened on the basis of the two sides’ commonalities.

For his part, the head of the Arab Transitional Parliament and chairman of the Kuwaiti parliament’s Foreign Policy Commission named Iran as a country with an ancient history and a several-thousand-year-old culture.

Noting Iran’s significant standing and role in the strategic region of the Middle-East as well as the two countries’ commonly shared interests, he said security could be established in the region in light of continued exchange of views among regional countries, specially Iran and Kuwait, and voiced his country’s readiness to render closer cooperation and enhanced coordination with the Islamic Republic in the said ground.

The Kuwaiti legislative official further stressed Iran’s legitimate right to make use of civilian nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, and described it as among Tehran’s natural rights, underscoring that a developed and powerful Iran is useful for regional security and motivates investment.

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