Iran urges regional cooperation for security

Xinhua News Agency | May 23, 2020 at 3:52 PM

TEHRAN, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday urged regional countries' cooperation for the security in the region, official IRNA news agency reported.

The security of the region, particularly for the maritime routes, is of high significance for the Islamic republic, said Rouhani in a telephone conversation with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Iran has always expressed readiness for closer and collective cooperation with the neighboring states to ensure the security in the Middle East region, Rouhani was quoted as saying.

The Iranian officials have repeatedly announced that the presence of the non-regional powers in the Gulf is the cause of insecurity for the regional states.