Selin ATAY-TDO-Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he saw no problems in improving relations with countries in the region and establishing relations with Saudi Arabia.
Rouhani met with Oman's foreign minister Yusuf bin Alawi, who has been prominent in his role as a decider, especially between Tehran and Washington, and made assessments of the war in Yemen and Saudi-Iranian relations.
Rouhani argued that Saudi Arabia's policies in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon have no gains. Wishing the Riyadh administration to change its policies, he said that "According to Iran, there is no problem in developing relations with the countries of the region and re-establishing relations with Saudi Arabia”
Describing the Yemen crisis as a major problem for the region, Rouhani said the ongoing war had threatened the territorial integrity of that country, bringing only destruction and death.
"Everyone must make an effort to end the war in Yemen as soon as possible. There needs to be security and stability in the country, and Yemen-Yemen negotiations in the shadow of that. The Yemeni war has yielded nothing but inventing hatred and hostility between the people of the two countries." he expressed his opinion about war in Yemen.
Iran's President said the United States and European countries were not interested in achieving peace in Yemen, despite their statements, and that these countries were able to sell high numbers of weapons thanks to the war.
Rouhani, who wants the countries of the region to play an active role in ensuring security and not to allow foreign intervention for the security of the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf, stated that they are preparing the Hormuz peace plan for this purpose.