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January 08, 2020 12:16
Any Peace Initiative by India will be Welcomed: Iranian Envoy

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Iranian envoy said on Wednesday that peace initiative by India will be welcomed by Iran in order to de-escalate its tensions with the US after Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani has been killed.

“India usually plays very good role in in maintaining world peace. At the same time India belongs to this region. We welcome all initiatives from all the countries, especially India as a good friend for us, to not allow escalation (of tensions),” as told to reporters by the Iranian Ambassador to India Ali Chegeni, after a condolence meeting for Soleimani.

Regarding the attack on the US targets by Iran, Chegeni said his country has done it as a revenge.

“We are not for war, we are looking for peace and prosperity for everybody in this region. We welcome any Indian initiative or any project that can help peace and prosperity in this worlds,” Chegeni said.

S Jaishankar had a conversation with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday discussing about the concern of India over the escalation of tensions.

By Shrithika Kushangi

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