Contrary to the United States, which is promoting war in the region through its support for Israel, the Islamic Republic is “the pillar and anchor of stability” in the region, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says.
In an X post on Tuesday, Nasser Kan’ani cited Tehran’s hosting of the second 3+3 regional platform meeting, dubbed Time for Peace, Cooperation, and Progress in the South Caucasus, as an example of Iran’s efforts towards collective security in the region.
“While the United States and some of its allies are escalating war-mongering, instability and insecurity in the region by lending unswerving support to the villain Zionist regime, Tehran was host to the second meeting of the 3+3 regional platform,” he wrote.
“Iran remains the pillar and anchor of stability and security in the region on the basis of indigenous collective security doctrine.”
Kan’ani also noted that Iran believes that the regional countries have the power to resolve their problems and ensure sustainable security and stability in line with common interests and collective progress.
“Such a strategy could lead to more benefits and sustainable development for our region only when all our countries pursue a similar approach without the profit-seeking interference of trans-regional players,” he added.
The 3+3 consultative platform, comprising the three South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan plus Russia, Turkey, and Iran, was established in an attempt to settle regional issues without foreign interference.
The first 3+3 meeting was held in Moscow in December 2021 at the level of deputy foreign ministers and without the presence of Georgia.
The second meeting was held in Tehran on Monday, with the participants emphasizing in their final statement “the importance of peaceful settlement of disputes, respect for sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity, inviolability of internationally recognized borders, non-interference in internal affairs, prohibition on the threat or use of force and respect for human rights.”