Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

Iran's Zarif Says US Travel Ban 'Regrettable'

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif speaks to media in Tbilisi Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to the media in Tbilisi Georgia
Kenny Thornton | 28 June, 2017, 21:05

The ban is "the biggest gift for extremist groups", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in Berlin on Tuesday after meeting his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel.

"We hope that there soon can be direct discussion among all those involved because a further escalation will serve no one".

Iran has denounced the recent US Supreme Court ruling allowing President Donald Trump's contentious Muslim ban to be partly reinstated, saying the United States is turning a blind eye to the real culprits behind acts of terror on its soil.

Also at the meeting, Germany's Hermes expressed readiness to take out insurance against new investment projects in Iran, especially in energy and power sectors.

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Sefanaia Naivalu swept in to score followed by a quickfire brace from Israel Folau, with Michele Campagnaro responding for Italy. The Wallabies players return to Super Rugby next month for the final two rounds of the regular season.

Zarif said Iran was interested in working toward a political solution to the conflict with Qatar - which, unlike its Gulf neighbours, maintains good relations with Tehran - arguing that "pressure and sanctions and blockades" were not the answer.

The travel ban "doesn't help, it doesn't increase anybody's security", Zarif said.

Gabriel was asked about the Gulf Arab's demand to have Qatar's Al Jazeera be shut down.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has voiced support for Qatar in its confrontation with Iran's rival Saudi Arabia and its allies who accuse Qatar of supporting Islamist militants, an allegation Qatar denies.

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