Iran plans to submit a regional security plan for the Gulf to the UN

The Iranian president has responded to Washington, which announced the dispatch of military reinforcements in the region after attacks on oil sites in Saudi Arabia.

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Following the announcement of US troop reinforcements in the region on Friday, Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on Sunday (September 22nd) that the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf is increasing the"Insecurity". Speaking at the opening of a military parade in Tehran, Mr Rohani announced that Iran would present "In the coming days" at the UN a cooperation plan to ensure the security "Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of ​​Oman" between riparian countries.

"Your presence has always brought pain and misery to the region", launched the Iranian president to the attention of "Those who want to hold Iran accountable" evils of the region. "The further you get away from our region, the safer it will be"Rohani said in his speech broadcast live on state television.

"From our point of view, the security of the Persian Gulf comes from within. The security of the Persian Gulf is endogenous, the security of the Strait of Hormuz is endogenous. Foreign forces are a source of problems and insecurity for our people and the region. "

A reaction to Washington's announcement Friday of sending military reinforcements to the Gulf after attacks on oil sites in Saudi Arabia attributed to Tehran. New sanctions against the Iranian national bank, presented by Donald Trump as "The most severe ever imposed on a country", were also taken.

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"Sensible moment of historical significance"

Iranian President Hassan Rohani at the Opening of a Military Parade in Tehran Sunday, September 22, 2019. – / AFP

Mr. Rohani also indicated once again that his country was "The hand of friendship and fraternity" to other countries bordering the Gulf. The region lives a "Sensible moment and of historical importance", he said. Referring to Arab Gulf residents with whom Iran's relations are particularly strained, such as Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Rohani added:

"We are even ready to ignore their past mistakes, because today the situation is such that the enemies of Islam and the region, that is to say America and Zionism want to do misuse of our divisions. "

At the UN General Assembly opening on 23 September in New York, Iran will present a regional cooperation plan called "Hope" and intended to ensure the security of the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of ​​Oman "With the help of the countries of the region"added the Iranian president without further details.

The day before, the leader of the Revolutionary Guards warned that any country that would attack the Islamic Republic of Iran will see its territory become "The main battlefield" conflict. "We will never allow a war to encroach on the territory of Iran," General Major Hossein Salami told a press conference in Tehran.


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