Tehran, SAEDNEWS: The experience of the US presence in different countries and other parts of the world proves that this presence has never brought security, Rayeesi said on Wednesday, addressing a cabinet meeting in Tehran.
The US has been always detrimental to security, stability, and peace in the world, he added.
Rayeesi described what has happened in Afghanistan for at least the last two decades as a blatant violation of human rights.
The number of women and children who have been killed, injured, or maimed in Afghanistan over the years, shows that a silent catastrophe has been happening on in the country, he stressed.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the president attached importance to adopting active diplomacy with the neighbors.
"We should make every effort to increase trade and economic cooperation with the neighbors,” he stressed.
Promotion of interactions and exchanges with neighboring countries is among the priorities of the government, Rayeesi underlined.
Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined his positive meeting with UAE Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, saying that the new government in Iran attaches much importance to relations with the neighboring states.
Amir Abdollahian referred to his meeting with the Prime Minister of the UAE on the sidelines of the Baghdad Summit, and wrote on his twitter page, "On the sidelines of the cooperation and participation summit in Baghdad, I had a positive and cordial conversation with UAE PM Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum."
"Iran and the UAE can take big steps towards cooperation and the realization of neighborhood policy and diplomacy," he added.
"During this meeting, we spoke about the positive intentions and will of the leaders of the two countries to strengthen relations and emphasized the fraternal relations between the two countries," Amir Abdollahian noted.
"We consult and cooperate with our neighbors to advance our relations and achieve regional cooperation," he added, saying, "Cooperation with neighbors is a priority of the 13th administration" (Source: FARSNEWS).