News ID : 156577
Publish Date : 12/6/2023 5:30:01 PM
Iran's Foreign Ministry slams PGCC summit's stance on Iran's trio Islands

Iran's Foreign Ministry slams PGCC summit's stance on Iran's trio Islands

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, denounced the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council's (PGCC) summit statement regarding Iran’s trio islands in the Persian Gulf.

NOURNEWS- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, denounced the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council's (PGCC) summit statement regarding Iran’s trio islands in the Persian Gulf.

"Iran views any claims over these islands as interference in its internal territory, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, strongly condemning it," Kanaani said, expressing regret over parts of the final statement from the 44th PGCC session involving the Islamic Republic of Iran, denouncing it as unacceptable and rejected.

Reaffirming Iran's unyielding stance, the spokesperson underlined that Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, and Lesser Tunb are integral and perpetual parts of Iranian territory.

He emphasized, "Iran strongly condemns any claims made over these islands as interference in its domestic territory, sovereignty, and territorial integrity."

Highlighting Iran's missile capabilities within a transparent military framework for deterrence and national security, Kanaani identified the non-regional actors' military presence and the Zionist regime as genuine threats to regional stability. "The real threat to regional security is the illogical military presence of non-regional actors and the Zionist regime, which is the primary source of insecurity and threats to Islamic countries and regional stability."

Kanaani also accentuated Iran's role in combating terrorism and enhancing maritime security. "The Islamic Republic of Iran has consistently adhered to its international obligations and laws within the framework of rights and duties and continues its constructive cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)," he said.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always emphasized friendly and constructive cooperation in the energy sector, including in the Arash energy field within the region, based on bilateral negotiations with the Kuwaiti government and past negotiation records. Without a doubt, behaviors based on mutual interests and commonalities can provide appropriate grounds for regional cooperation," Kanaani added.

Underlining Iran's principled approach to strengthening neighborly relations based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs, Kanaani emphasized Iran's commitment to fostering a stable, secure, and prosperous region through collaboration and resistance to foreign interventions.

Following their 44th session in Doha, Qatar, the leaders of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council repeated ungrounded claims against Iran regarding the Arash gas field, nuclear issues, defense capabilities, and the three Iranian islands.


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