TEHRAN, June 19 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian foreign minister said Sunday that Iran considers foreign intervention a threat to regional security, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
In a phone conversation with his United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the Islamic republic "wants security and progress for its neighbors and the entire region."
"Iran believes that foreign interference and presence of foreigners in the region disrupt security there," Amir-Abdollahian was quoted by the ministry's website as saying.
He also said the presence of Israel is the "cause of instability and insecurity in the whole region."
It is worth noting that the Iranian top diplomat invited his UAE counterpart to visit Tehran.
For his part, Sheikh Abdullah said the UAE will not allow any destructive actions from its territory against neighboring countries.
The two sides stressed the need to maintain official contacts and consultations between the two countries. They also exchanged views on the latest developments about Vienna talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal. ■