Iran calls for establishment of regional front among Persian Gulf states

20:37, April 28, 2010      

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A top official of Iran's Armed Forces on Wednesday called for the establishment of a regional front among Presian Gulf States, the local satellite press TV reported.

The deputy head of Iran's Armed Forces Headquarters, Brigadier General Seyyed Massoud Jazayeri, said "Should littoral states form a security alliance they will successfully expel foreign forces from the region," the report said.

Jazayeri condemned certain Western plots to portray Iran as a threat to the region, explaining that the presence and interference of foreign forces in the region are the main causes of regional insecurity, according to Press TV.

"Major powers resort to every possible means to dominate the region," Jazayeri was quoted as saying, adding that however they are facing "serious challenges and various obstacles" in the region as they have "no proper understanding of the geo-economics and geo-strategic features of the region."

In order to preserve the security of the Persian Gulf, all regional states should come together and "take matters into their own hands," he added.

Iran started a series of war games in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, code-named as the Great Messenger 5, to boost vigilance and combat preparedness of its naval forces.

Meanwhile, Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said on Sunday that the military drill carried the message of peace and friendship to all regional states, the official IRNA news agency reported.



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