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Iran’s foreign minister says Tehran ‘against’ Ukraine war

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian gives a press conference after meeting his Iraqi counterpart at the foreign ministry headquarters in Iran's capital Tehran, on April 13, 2022. (Atta Kenare/AFP)
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian gives a press conference after meeting his Iraqi counterpart at the foreign ministry headquarters in Iran's capital Tehran, on April 13, 2022. (Atta Kenare/AFP)

Tehran is “against” the war in Ukraine and hopes for a political solution to the conflict, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says, during a visit by his Polish counterpart.

“We are against the war in Ukraine, just as we are against the war in Yemen, in Afghanistan, in Syria, in Iraq, or in any other part of the world,” Amir-Abdollahian tells a joint press conference in Tehran with Poland’s top diplomat Zbigniew Rau.

“We believe that the solution in Ukraine is political and that political negotiations between Russia and Ukraine must lead to an end to the war,” he adds.

Rau began his visit on Saturday evening following an invitation from the Iranian authorities, the first such trip since 2014.

Poland has provided military support to Ukraine, while Iran has refrained from condemning Russia’s invasion of its neighbor.

Rau and Amir-Abdollahian will sign “a cooperation agreement on culture, education, science, sport, youth, and the media,” the Iranian minister says.

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