Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized during his tour of Northern European countries that Iran invests all its efforts in ensuring security of the Persian Gulf, asserting that the United States cannot cause insecurity in this strategic region.
Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said foreign forces are causing insecurity and instability in the Strait of Hormuz with their military presence in the strategic sea passage, stressing the responsibility rests with Persian Gulf littoral states to ensure the water body’s security.
Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the United States seeks insecurity in the Middle East and is against restoration of security to this region.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the country’s enemies have been making every attempt to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic through provoking unrest and political protests.
A senior Iranian official has warned that adopting divisive approaches in Iraq would prepare the ground for the Arab country’s enemies to pursue more excessive demands and boost insecurity and instability.
Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, while noting that no efforts will be spared to hold healthy elections, said any movement against public safety or security will be confronted with without compromise.
Up to two billion people live in countries affected by violence, conflict and fragility. Often, such political instability goes hand in hand with food insecurity. “Conflicts have pushed over 56 million people either into crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity,” Kimberly Flowers, director of the Global Food Security Project, said at this years’ John McGovern Lecture held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The number continues to grow with the escalation of conflicts and violence in countries like Syria, Yemen or South Sudan.
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday wrong policies adopted by world powers and certain regional governments as well as their support of terrorist groups have spread insecurity and instability across the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.