Source: Mehr News Agency
Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has criticized major powers and certain Arab governments for meddling in regional countries' internal affairs. The Qatari emir made the remarks on Thursday during a meeting with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran.
Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (L) with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
"The governments that could not respond to their people's demands and resolve their issues through sympathy and understanding, and only attached importance to outsiders' remarks, are undermining the security of the region," he said according to a translation of his remarks.
He also highlighted the role of the Islamic Republic in enhancing the stability of the region and called for closer cooperation between regional countries.
"If regional countries stand by one another, there will be no place for the presence of outsiders and their attempts to create discord, and the region will make progress toward lasting security," he staed.
For his part, Ahmadinejad said Tehran and Doha have a strong and exemplary relationship and share similar views on many regional and international issues.
Commenting on the ongoing developments in the Middle East and North Africa, Ahmadinejad said that regional countries are capable of settling issues through adopting Islamic approaches.
The president added the intervention of hegemonistic powers in regional countries' internal affairs will further complicate the situation.
The experience shows that foreign powers are only looking for their interests, so all regional people should be vigilant and prevent them from taking advantage of the current situation, he noted.
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