Iran is ready to work with all its neighbors to ensure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression, said President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have been leading proxy wars for years, supporting the opposing sides in conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
However, pressure is mounting on Tehran after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of a 2015 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, and re-launched sanctions on Iran's vital oil sector. Saudi Arabia welcomed the step.
"Iran is ready to work with the regional states to ensure security in the Middle East," Rouhani said in a public speech in the southern province of Hormozgan broadcast live on state television.
I want to build fraternal relations with all the countries in the region … Iran has never started an aggression in the region, "he said.
" These regional states believe that Israel and America can provide security , are wrong. We, the Muslims, should ensure regional security, "Rouhani said of Chant's" Death to America "and" Death to Israel. "[Monday] Iran opened the third and final phase of the Persian Gulf Star's sprawling oil refinery on Monday In the Gulf, port city of Bandar Abbas was built.
At the opening, Rouhani described US sanctions against Iran as an economic war that, according to the president, is "more difficult [to cope with] than a military war."
In a televised address Rouhani says the refinery is coming Even though the US is "imposing the toughest sanctions on Iran."
The refinery has a capacity of 400,000 barrels per day, or about 20 percent of Iran's daily refining capacity of 2.1
Rouhani's earlier openings in Saudi Arabia, as after his election in 2013, and the efforts of his foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in 2017 had no success and some analysts were skeptical that his last attempt would be different.
"In the face of continued hostility, there is no room for dialogue between the arch-enemies," said Tehran-born analyst Hamid Farahvashian.
Iran accuses Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of supporting armed groups carrying out attacks against Aga Iranian armed forces, including a suicide bombing Wednesday in the southeastern province of Iran bordering Pakistan.
Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) claims she wants more Rights and better living conditions for the ethnic minority, for which Baluchis is responsible, the attack killed 27 members of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
The IRGC has Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan with it Reprisals threatened.
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan support Jaish al-Adl. The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday called on the Pakistani ambassador to protest the attack on Wednesday.
Reuters news agency