US Bid to Build Maritime Coalition ‘Dangerous’: Rouhani

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.

Speaking in a telephone conversation with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Rouhani said Washington’s plan to create the naval coalition to patrol the Persian Gulf will make the problems in the region more complicated and dangerous.

He said Iran attaches great importance to maintaining and enhancing the security of the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.

Rouhani further added that Tehran has done its best to maintain the security and development of the region.

The Iranian president called Tehran-Doha relations friendly and developing, and emphasised that the ties between the two friendly countries should be further developed and strengthened in all fields, including political, economic and cultural ones.

During the phone call, Rouhani also congratulated the Qatari government and nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

For his part, Qatar’s emir congratulated yjr Iranian government and nation on Eid al-Adha and said de-escalating tensions is in favour of everyone. He said the security of the Persian Gulf should be ensured by regional countries.

He also stressed that Doha welcomes the expansion of relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all fields.

   
   

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