Ahmadinejad Calls for Withdrawal of Powers from Region

A02439165.jpgIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed that bullying powers should give up their plots and leave the Persian Gulf region. Speaking to reporters during a press conference on the second leg of his visit to the Kingdom of Oman on Tuesday, the Iranian president noted the vigilance of nations, and stressed that the era of exploitation of regional nations has come to its end.

“The bullying and expansionist powers should respect the nations’ rights, refrain from continuing their plots in the Persian Gulf region and leave the region,” he said.

Ahmadinejad described the Persian Gulf as an Islamic region filled with precious material and spiritual resources, adding, “Certain enemies do not want the regional people to live in peace and security and due to the same reason they sow seeds of discord to keep their military presence in the region in a bid to practice their wrong and colonialist policies.”

He further pointed to the interventions made by bullying powers and enemies in regional affairs and the threats posed to certain countries, and reiterated, “Enemies intend to launch a war in the region, but they are not capable of doing so because all the nations in the region are against them.”

Following the press conference, the Iranian president was seen off by Omani Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmud al-Said and left Muscat for Tehran.

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