Iranian FM spokesperson: Slim possibility of war in Middle East
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 12 / Trend S. Isayev, T. Jafarov/
The possibility of war in the Middle East is very slim, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast said today, during his speech at the university in Belgrade, ISNA reported.
Mehmanparast underscored that the main problem in the region are the foreign military forces that create instability. He noted that the instability is being created by the West, which has its interests in the region under threat.
He added that Iran on the other hand, wishes to have the Persian Gulf and the Middle East region stable and secured.
Last week at the Persian Gulf-U.S. security forum in Riyadh, the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the idea of a missile defense shield in the six Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Iran expressed dissatisfaction with the initiative, as country's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi warned that US-Israeli project for deploying a missile shield in the Persian Gulf impairs security of the region.