Alexis Tsipras met with the ambassadors Iran and Israel, where they discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Alexis Tsipras, who visited Iran in 2016 forging strong ties with the Government in Tehran, during his term in office established with Israel the Greek-Israeli relations and the Greece, Cyprus, Israel, tripartite partnership, with numerous visits to Jerusalem, in the context of the multifaceted and active foreign policy of the Tsipras administration.
Alexis Tsipras met with the Iranian Ambassador to Greece Ahmad Naderi, at the request of the Ambassador, with whom they discussed the recent developments in the Middle East and especially in Iraq.
The Iranian ambassador presented his country’s position on the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq by US forces and its impact on the region.
Alexis Tsipras stressed that the assassination of the Iranian General violates international law and contributes to the further destabilization of Iraq and the wider region.
He emphasized the need for calm and de-escalation of tension and for the international community to actively support peace and stability in Iraq, on the basis of respect for international law, and in particular the principle of non-involvement of third country nationals in the country’s internal affairs.
On Thursday, SYRIZA president Alexis Tsipras met with Israeli Ambassador to Athens Yossi Amrani to discuss Greek-Israeli relations, developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Palestine. The meeting took place at the offices of SYRIZA./ibna