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Ayatollah Khamenei Urges Empathy, Solidarity among Regional Nations

May 23, 2024, 9:44 AM
News ID: 843763
Ayatollah Khamenei Urges Empathy, Solidarity among Regional Nations

The only option facing the countries of the region is to stand together in solidarity and empathy, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said.

EghtesadOnline: In a meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his delegation in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his gratitude for Qatar's condolences and sympathy following the demise of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a recent helicopter crash.

The Leader also emphasized the importance of continuing to advance the path of cooperation between Tehran and Doha.

Ayatollah Khamenei acknowledged that losing a well-rounded president like Raisi is difficult. “Despite this loss, the country's course will remain unchanged, and the same spirit of goodwill and trust that prevailed between Iran and Qatar during the late president's term will continue under Dr. Mokhber,” he said.

Pointing to the regional situation and the enemies' efforts to undermine stability and peace, the Leader remarked, “The countries of the region have only one option left, and that is to stand together in solidarity and empathy.”

For his part, the Qatari emir expressed his condolences on the passing of the Iranian President Raisi and his entourage, while highlighting that, “Relations between Iran and Qatar have always been strong and this path will continue.”

He identified the importance of cooperation and solidarity among regional countries as the only way to counter the threats in the region, emphasizing, “We have set not set any limits for expanding relations with Iran.” / Tasnim