Iran's Zarif calls on neighbours to cooperate following Trump's defeat

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 14, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on his country’s neighbours to cooperate in achieving common interests, following U.S President Donald Trump’s defeat in the presidential election.

“Trump is gone, and we and our neighbours will stay. Betting on foreigners does not bring security, and disappoints. We extend our hands to our neighbours to cooperate in achieving the common interests of our peoples and countries. We call on everyone to embrace dialogue as the only way to end differences and tensions. Together to build a better future for our region,” Zarif Tweeted in Arabic late on Sunday.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; writing by Samar Hassan; editing by Giles Elgood