Brigadier General Amir Mostafa Salami: Hormuz Strait Security is of High Priority For Iran

An Iranian Army general say maintaining the security in the strategic Strait of Hormuz is one of the main priorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Brigadier General Amir Mostafa Salami made the remarks during a speech to the tenth Iran-Oman military meeting in Tehran on Saturday.

The Strait of Hormuz is 21 miles wide, with a two-mile shipping lane on either side. Iran controls the north, and the south is controlled by Oman. It connects the vast majority of the world’s countries with the crude oil that fuels their economies. Roughly 40 percent of all U.S. crude imports sail through the strait.

Salami also said that Iran believes that only regional countries are able to protect the security of the region and that the presence of the colonialist powers will not bring peace and stability.

Along these lines, Iranian military forces have always done their utmost to preserve the security of the Persian Gulf region, he added.

Commenting on the relationship between Tehran and Muscat, Salami said that increased bilateral cooperation will benefit the two countries and foil the enemies’ plot to provoke Shia-Sunni conflict.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the general praised Oman for adopting wise policies on regional and international issues and said that Iran is keen to increase consultations with the Arab country in order to help establish stability in the region.


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