News ID: 325480
Published: 0347 GMT November 19, 2022

Foreign forces threatening Persian Gulf energy security: Iran FM

Foreign forces threatening Persian Gulf energy security: Iran FM

International Desk

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Saturday foreign military presence in the Persian Gulf was detrimental to regional peace and stability.

“We believe that the presence of foreign military forces in the region today poses a threat to the Persian Gulf region and threatens energy security in the region,” Amir-Abdollahian told a joint press conference with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi in Tehran. 

The top diplomat said foreign sail drones patrolling in the Persian Gulf had added to the security issues of the region.

Iran in September temporarily seized two U.S. maritime drones in the Red Sea for jeopardizing maritime safety. The frigate Jamaran later released the unmanned boats in a safe area after international shipping lanes were secured.

Amir-Abdollahian’s remarks came days after an Israeli oil tanker was targeted in a drone attack off Oman’s coast.










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