President Rouhani declared that “we extend the hand of friendship to all our neighbours at this critical juncture. To do so, we are ready to even forgive their past mistakes, because we are in conditions that the enemies of the region, especially the U.S., imperialism and Zionism are seeking to take advantage of division”. He added that “our logic is based on self-ensuring security for the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, and the presence of foreign forces in this region can cause problems”. Rouhani also indicated that “we are going to propose an initiative in the UN that is based on the fact that the Islamic Republic of Iran can ensure the security of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman with the help of regional countries”.
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