‘Iran won't hesitate’: FM Zarif slams extra-regional coalition in Persian Gulf

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# 10 August 2019 10:51 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has apparently taken aim at Washington’ s efforts to build a US-led maritime coalition in the Persian Gulf, insisting that “any extra-regional presence is by definition source of insecurity” there. He warned that Iran “won't hesitate to safeguard its security”, APA reports citing Sputnik.

“Persian Gulf is vital lifeline and thus nat'l [sic] security priority for Iran, which has long ensured maritime security. Mindful of this reality, any extra-regional presence is by definition source of insecurity - despite propaganda”, he tweeted.

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