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Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Navy Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri says the 7+1 countries of the Persian Gulf are capable of securing the strategic body of water, and there is no need for the presence of foreign troops.
Iranian officials say oil exports from the east of the Strait of Hormuz, where over 30 percent of the global seaborne oil traffic is handled, will be possible by early 2021 thanks to a major pipeline project which aims to pump crude to the eastern end of the waterway.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has suggested that the Israeli regime cannot even ensure its own security in the region, let alone the safety of navigation in the Persian Gulf.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned against an arms race in the Middle East, saying recent US weapons sales have turned the Persian Gulf region into a "tinderbox ready to blow up".
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the security of Persian Gulf must be ensured by its littoral states, not foreign forces whose presence brings nothing but insecurity.
The Iranian president says the United States' plan to create a naval coalition in the strategic Strait of Hormuz south of Iran is a dangerous move.
The recent downing of the US’ Global Hawk spy drone by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is evidence of Iran’s advanced defensive capability, says an Iran-based Turkish journalist.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the presence of ultra-regional forces in the Persian Gulf will only disrupt security and stability in the region.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the possible Israeli presence in a self-proclaimed US-led military coalition in the Persian Gulf is a clear threat to Iran’s national security, and the country reserves the right to counter it.
Iran’s defence minister says the presence of foreign forces in the region, especially a US-led coalition which Washington purports would seek to beef up maritime security in the Strait of Hormuz, will only result in insecurity and instability.