Shamkhani: No Place for Outsiders in Regional Coalitions

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said regional coalitions could contribute to sustainable security only if they exclude foreigners and their interference.

Shamkhani: No Place for Outsiders in Regional Coalitions

In a meeting with Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in Tehran on Monday, Shamkhani said the US has failed to form an international coalition under the pretext of ensuring security in the Persian Gulf.

The only regional coalitions that could be effectual, create security and last long are those that exclude foreign interference, he added.

Shamkhani also said that a country like the US that has honored none of its commitments could not be trusted at all.

“The countries that have had the biggest share in creating tensions and insecurity in the region and plunged the region into chaos and destruction by waging multiple wars and spreading terrorism have never been after the Persian Gulf’s stability and security, and only seek to fulfill their own interests and plunder the region,” the Iranian official added.

For his part, the Omani diplomat welcomed constant consultations between Muscat and Tehran, stressing that tensions in the region would not be in the interests of any of the Persian Gulf countries.

Highlighting the similar stances of Oman and Iran on regional and international issues, bin Alawi said sustainable security in the region requires consensus among all regional countries and correction of misunderstandings.

He also expressed Oman’s readiness to use its potential for resolving regional tensions and paving the way for constructive dialogue among regional states.

The senior Omani diplomat also met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday.

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