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‘No Room for Acquisitive Powers in Persian Gulf’: Iranian Commander

Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that there is no place in the Persian Gulf for powers which seek to establish a modern version of colonialism.

“Elements of power’s dependence on waters and unquestioning relation between global economy and maritime security have led acquisitive states to establish modern colonialism through initiating maritime terrorism, displaying insecurity in waters and expanding their power over other nations’ responsibilities by the use of force,” said the high-ranking commander Sunday on Kish Island in the opening ceremony of 2019 International Army Games’ depth competition.

“According to international regulations, littoral states are in charge of providing waters with security. And there is no room for acquisitive powers in the geopolitical region of the Persian Gulf,” he highlighted, according to Mehr news agency.

After Iran seized a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf because it had failed to abide by international maritime regulations, US, in an escalatory measure, proposed to establish a coalition in the Persian Gulf claiming it to be aimed at securing international waters but is believed to be a coalition against Iran.

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