Navy Commander: Iran Will Never Allow Anyone to Disturb Security in Persian Gulf
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari blasted the Iranophobia projects pursued by enemies in the region, and said Tehran will never allow anyone to impair security in the Persian Gulf.
“A country has come from the other part of the world and seeks to promote Iranophobia and Islamophobia and intimidates the small Persian Gulf littoral states from Iran and the neighboring states…, and these foreigners are the problem of this region,” Sayyari was quoted as saying by Afkarnews on Monday.
Stressing that the Persian Gulf’s security should be provided by the regional states, he said as Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei recently stated “the Persian Gulf’s security is just related to the Persian Gulf littoral states”.
“We have announced many times that security in the Persian Gulf can be established through (the collective cooperation of) all the regional states; Iran is also capable of establishing security in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman and doesn’t allow this region to become insecure,” Sayyari emphasized.
His remarks came after Ayatollah Khamenei blasted the US for trying to make the Persian Gulf insecure, warning that insecurity in the waterway poses a stability and security threat to all the regional states.
“The US is not seeking the security in the Persian Gulf and it is not qualified to comment in this regard,” the Supreme Leader said, addressing a group of officials, Muslim countries’ ambassadors and Iranians from different walks of life in a meeting in Tehran on Saturday marking the anniversary of the appointment of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) to his divine mission.
The Supreme Leader reiterated that the Persian Gulf’s security would benefit all, and warned, “If the Persian Gulf becomes insecure, it will be insecure for all the regional countries.”
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the US allegations about its efforts for the security of the Persian Gulf as another false claim, and said, “The security of the Persian Gulf is related to the regional countries that share common interests and not the US; hence the security of the Persian Gulf should be maintained by the countries of this very region.”
Last month, Ayatollah Khamenei called on the Muslim nations to narrow down their differences through dialogue, and warned that disputes among the countries of the region will only benefit the enemies, particularly Washington and Tel Aviv.
Speaking in a meeting with Turkish President Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on April 7 Ayatollah Khamenei said the US and the Israeli regime are most satisfied with the developments in the region and do not want an end to the scourge of the ISIL Takfiri group.
The Leader also stressed that the regional countries will not benefit from trusting the West and the US, adding that everyone can clearly see the outcome of the measures taken by the West in the region which have proved to be detrimental to the region and Islam.