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Rohani announces that Iran will present a security plan for the Gulf at the UN General Assembly

September 22, 2019


The president of Iran, Hasan Rohani, announced this Sunday that during his participation in the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations, to be held next week in New York, he will present a security plan for the region.

“This year, we are going to New York with the slogan of 'A coalition for hope' and the 'Hormuz Peace Initiative'. We are going to propose a plan at the United Nations that is based on the fact that Iran, with the help of the countries of the region, it can guarantee security in the Persian Gulf and in the Strait of Hormuz, “said Rohani, in the framework of the Week of Sacred Defense.

Rohani explained that “the logic of the plan is based on self-security” because “the presence of foreign forces in this region can cause problems.” “If they really want security in our region, they have to leave it,” he urged Western countries, according to the speech issued by the Iranian Presidency.

Thus, he has been willing to “forgive the mistakes of the past” to “extend the hand of friendship” to neighboring countries in what he considers “a critical juncture” due to the “threat” of the “enemies” of the region , among which he mentioned “United States, imperialism and Zionism”.

Rohani has accused them of undertaking “a psychological and economic war” against the Islamic Republic “attributing the bad events in the region to Iran in repetition of unproven lies.”

In this regard, he has warned that, although “the path that Iran has taken is that of unity, solidarity and cooperation with the countries of the region,” “it is always prepared to defend itself.” “We will not let anyone cross our borders,” he said.

The United States has promoted the creation of a naval force to guarantee freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz in response to incidents involving oil tankers during the summer in this important channel.

In addition, the Donald Trump Administration has approved a military deployment to strengthen Saudi defenses following the recent attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, for which it also seeks international support.

Washington blames Tehran for these events, in the context of the escalation of tension that began in 2018 with the withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear agreement signed three years earlier, for which Iran promised to limit the military development of its atomic industry to change of the end of international sanctions.