Iranian FM: Iran not to allow anyone to create tension in Persian Gulf
Tehran will not allow any country "to seek adventures" and create tension in the Persian Gulf, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said today during his speech at the opening ceremony of the Twentieth International Conference on the Persian Gulf in Bandar-Abbas.
According to Mottaki, the Persian Gulf is one of the most important regions in the world and has played a decisive role in political and economic processes in the international arena from ancient times.
"Countries that are thousands of miles from the Gulf sent their troops to the region and created military bases and weapon caches in some countries," he said. "Their stay provokes disagreement among regional countries, violates stability and leads to increased military costs in Muslim countries."
Today, Bandar-Abbas opened conference under the motto, "Enhancing Cooperation in the Persian Gulf - Stability and Development in the Region."
The two-day conference is attended by experts from Turkey, China, Romania, Spain, France, Japan, Egypt, Syria, Italy and other countries.