Rouhani Calls for Closer Regional Cooperation to Counter US, Israel

Rouhani Calls for Closer Regional Cooperation to Counter US, IsraelIn a phone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Tuesday, the Iranian president called for "closer cooperation" among countries in the Middle East to counter the US and Israel.

"The Zionist regime's excessive demands and Washington's wrong decisions further necessitate closer cooperation among regional countries," Rouhani told the Iraqi prime minister, according to Press TV.

"Worrisome remarks about the violation of the Palestinian and Syrian nations' rights, particularly about the Golan Heights, are very dangerous for regional security," he added.

The Iranian president expressed hope that the improvement of cooperation among regional countries would prevent further tensions in the region.

US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday in which the United States recognized Israel’s “sovereignty” over the strategic plateau, despite UN resolutions that call for Israel’s withdrawal from the Golan.

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