Indonesian-Iranian FM Encourage Peace in Middle East and Palestine

Indonesian Foreign Minister (FM), Retno Marsudi received a bilateral visit from Iran's FM Javad Zarif in Jakarta (photo: Sajadi/MINA)

Jakarta, MINA – Indonesian Foreign Minister (FM), Retno Marsudi received a visit from Iranian FM, Javad Zarif in Jakarta, both of them discussed various issues, including peace in the Middle East and Palestine.

On this occasion, Indonesian FM said that Indonesia reiterated the principle position that it wanted to see the Middle East as a peaceful, stable, and prosperous region.

“Indonesia believes that there will be no world peace if there is no peace in the Middle East,” Retno said after the meeting in Jakarta on Friday, September 6.

Indonesia also expected all parties to contribute to creating stability and peace in the Middle East through various things, including through dialogue.

As for the nuclear agreement, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in principle Indonesia wants to see that the agreement can still be carried out fully and effectively.

Responding to this, Zarif requested Indonesian assistance to urge all relevant parties to comply with the nuclear agreement signed in 2015.

“We want Indonesia to urge all parties to fully implement the JCPOA and UN Security Council resolution number 2231 which guarantees Iran’s nuclear program aimed at peaceful and normalizing economic relations with Iran,” Zarif said.

The agreement signed by permanent members of the UNSC and Germany obliges Iran to limit uranium enrichment to 3.67 percent, far from the need to develop nuclear weapons at 90 percent.

However, Iran vowed to continue to reduce its commitment to the JCPOA if the countries that signed the agreement did not help Tehran amid the shackles of US sanctions.

Meanwhile, on the Palestinian issue, the two countries agreed to continue to be committed to helping the struggle for Palestinian peace and independence.

Indonesia has consistently stressed that a two-state solution is the only solution if you want to see sustainable peace. (L/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)