Top Security Official Shamkhani:
TEHRAN (Dispatches) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on Sunday expressed Tehran’s readiness to work with regional states to ensure collective security.
"We’re ready to participate with the countries of region in a mechanism to create collective security as an infrastructure for development and welfare of their nations,” Shamkhani tweeted in four languages on his Twitter account.
He said the "chain defeats” of the U.S. in Afghanistan and the Zionists against the resistance axis is a sign of failure of their policies.
Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif also addressed Iran’s neighbors, saying the Islamic Republic, "as always, extends its hand of friendship to all of you”.
Tehran, he said, is ready to set aside all differences and unite in defending the rights of the people of Palestine.
He said the abhorrent approach of some Western governments to equate victims and culprits "compels us to look at our shortcomings in pressuring our common cause”.