Strait of Hormuz 0
4 February 2021

Iran’s defence minister asserted that “Iran does not welcome militarisation of the [Indian Ocean] region and is concerned about unconstructive arms races, accumulation of weapons and transformation of the region into a weapons arsenal”. He further cautioned against what he described as “U.S. and Israeli attempts to use terrorism as a tool to extend their influence in the region”, while voicing “Iran’s willingness to play a more significant and active role in maintaining the security of the Indian Ocean region”.

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