1022 GMT October 22, 2020
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi stressed Iran’s opposition to any foreign military presence in the Persian Gulf, saying that such presence will increase tensions in the region.
He made the remarks in a meeting with Denmark’s new ambassador to Tehran on Wednesday.
He said that the security of the region must be ensured by the countries in the region, adding that the presence of foreign forces will not only fail in establishing security, but it will also increase tensions in the region, according to IRNA.
Emphasizing that the security of the Persian Gulf is a common issue in the region, Araqchi also said that sustainable security in the region depends on dialogue and collective participation of the countries of the region.
"It is better for Denmark and other European countries instead of sending troops and military equipment or selling weapons to some countries in the region, confront the root cause of tensions in the region, which is the destructive and wrong policies of the United States in the Persian Gulf,” he underlined.