Mehmanparast: Morsi’s Comments about Persian Gulf don’t Carry Enmity against Iran

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the recent comments made by Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, about the security of Persian Gulf don’t indicate any enmity against Islamic Republic of Iran.

“The different views between neighboring countries on a certain subject are natural. But if we keep our friendly ties and pay attention to common interests, we would be able to address these issues and arrange our opinions.” Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters in a press conference in Qom.

He also denied the reports suggest that Iran intervenes in internal affairs of Arab countries. “Egypt will issue a message to Islamic countries in near future. According to this message, no country is entitled to intervene in internal affairs of other Muslim countries.” Mehmanparast believes these rumors are being reported by Western media which have “hostile” policies toward Islamic Republic of Iran.

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and Bahrain have accused Iran of supporting civil protests in these countries to topple their governments, a claim that Iran rejects. Experts believe the new comments made by Mohamed Morsi are clear warnings to Islamic Republic.

The Persian Gulf is located in Western Asia between Iran (Persia) and the Arabian Peninsula. It is an extension of the Indian Ocean. The Navy forces of Iran recently conducted 6-day war games in this gulf.

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