BAGHDAD Iran announced on Saturday that it had officially handed over to the Gulf states its regional plan for security and cooperation in the region after it presented it at the United Nations last September.
“Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent the full text of this plan to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Iraq and asked them to cooperate in order to achieve and implement it,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Rouhani presented the outline of the security cooperation plan, dubbed the “Hormuz Peace Initiative” on September 25 at the United Nations, which is open to “the participation of the countries of the region”, against the background of escalating tensions in the Gulf between Iran and the United States.
After calling for the Gulf states to take their own security without foreign “interference”, Rouhani reiterated to the United Nations in September that Iran has asserted that the presence of foreign forces in the region jeopardized peace, security and stability.
These forces, especially the American, and also French and British, are deployed in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, as well as in the Gulf waters.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency