Jul 22, 2022 11:46 UTC
  •  IRGC commander says Israeli footprints in Persian Gulf only fuel insecurity

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) naval forces says any presence of the Israeli regime in the Persian Gulf region will only fuel insecurity, asserting that regional countries are able to maintain security.

"We believe that the Zionist regime gaining a foothold in the Persian Gulf region will have no result other than sowing sedition and creating insecurity," Brigadier General Alireza Tangsiri said on Friday in a meeting with the commander of Oman’s navy, Rear Admiral Saif bin Nasser Bin Mohsin Al Rahbi.

The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the presence of foreign forces will not help regional security, but rather will foment insecurity, he said.

"We believe that countries of the Persian Gulf region have the required capacity and capability to preserve the security of this sensible region," the Iranian commander added. 

Pointing to the strong support of Iran for all oppressed nations across the world, especially for Palestinians, he dubbed the Zionist regime as "number one enemy of Muslims".

The regime was established based on oppression and aggression and has not spared any oppression to secure its existence, he said, noting that the regime will perish just as all sorts of oppression have the same destiny.

For his part, the Omani commander said that foreigners only consider their own interests by being present in the region.

The security of the region, he maintained, is provided by regional countries in the first place

Many countries covet the great wealth of this region, he said, adding that increasing the level of ties in line with strengthening regional security and stability will limit foreigners' intentions.