January 23, 2020 / 7:28 AM / 2 months ago

Iran welcomes dialogue with Gulf neighbors: foreign minister tweets

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow, Russia December 30, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran welcomes dialogue with its Gulf neighbors, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday, amid heightened tension in the Middle East.

“Iran remains open to dialogue with its neighbours and we announce our readiness to participate in any complementary work that is in the interest of the region,” Zarif wrote in Arabic on Twitter.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Edmund Blair

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