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Commander: Only regional countries can restore security to Persian Gulf

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 1, IRNA -- Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Monday that only the regional countries can restore security to the Persian Gulf.

Regarding readiness of the Naval units in confronting threats of the arrogant powers, the commander said that not only Navy, but the the entire army are in total defensive readiness and military deterrence state.

He added that might of Navy and other armed forces of the country is growing and expanding, of course this power and military might and progress in arsenal production are not for invasion, but only for defensive and deterrence work to protect territorial integrity.

The rear admiral said that only countries of the region may provide security in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman while presence of trans-regional states will always create tension and crisis in the region.

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