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Spokesman: Military Exercises Serve Deterrent Objectives

29 December 2012 14:30

A1123863 (1) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast reiterated Tehran’s commitment to regional security, specially in the Persian Gulf, and said Iran’s military exercises merely serve deterrent purposes.

“The defensive power of the Islamic Republic of Iran aims to ensure security in the Persian Gulf and the military exercises are of a deterrent dimension,” Mehman-Parast said in a press conference in Istanbul on Friday evening.

Mehman-Parast further cautioned that the presence of the foreign troops in the region is undermining security in the Persian Gulf.

Most world countries, including Iran, have blamed foreign forces for continued instability in the region and have called for a complete pullout of the aliens.

Iranian military commanders have always reiterated Tehran’s commitment to the security of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, and cautioned that foreign military presence will only undermine the security of the strategic waterway.

Iranian officials have repeatedly warned the trans-regional states, specially the US, to pull their troops and warships out of the Persian Gulf.

Iranian officials have also frequently underlined the necessity for the establishment of security in the Persian Gulf through extensive and all-out cooperation among the regional states.

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