Israel’s presence in Persian Gulf source of crisis, tension in region: Iran’s top security official

Israel's presence in Persian Gulf source of crisis, tension in region: Iran's top security official

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) says the presence of the regime of Israel in the Persian Gulf region will only lead to increased tensions in the region as a result of the Zionist regime’s Iranophobic policies.

Ali Shamkhani made the remarks while addressing a gathering of Iran’s diplomatic missions in the neighboring countries, in which he emphasized the need for adoption of strategies, which would lead to more synergism and convergence among regional countries, especially between Iran and its neighbors.

“Elimination of any form of tension and even misunderstanding, all-out development of cooperation, especially in economic, defense and security fields, and promotion of strategic partnership are among the most important priorities of Iran’s foreign policy with regard to its neighbors,” Iran’s security chief said.

Shamkhani added that promoting Iranophobia and creating tension in Iran’s relations with its neighbors are among major strategies pursued by the Zionist regime.



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