Tehran earlier deplored increased military movements by Washington in the Persian Gulf marked by the arrival of US warships for naval drills that served to amplify tensions in the region. While voicing hopes for de-escalation ahead of the upcoming change of administration in the White House, Iran intimated that it was ready for “any scenario”.
Tehran has issued a warning to Washington against any manifestations of “adventurism” aimed at militarising the Persian Gulf, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported.
Hope was voiced that the United States will finally give up its “extraterritorial adventurism by abandoning its policy of interfering and sowing division among the countries of the region”.
When asked about the possibility of Russia, China, and Iran setting up a joint base in the Persian Gulf or the Sea of Oman, the spokesperson underscored Iran’s friendly relations with the two countries.
Rabiei emphasised that Tehran and Moscow share a common approach to the fight against terrorism and extremism, which has translated into joint efforts on regional issues, such as the situation in Syria.
The spokesman also hailed the fruitful cooperation between Iran and Russia at the bilateral and regional level in various fields, including the defence sector.
Rabiei also emphasised that Iran was not responsible for what is happening in Iraq, pointing out that there are groups seeking to “end the occupation in line with their national and ethnic motives”.
The government spokesman…