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Iran proposes ‘non-aggression pact’ to Gulf neighbors as regional tensions soar

RT | May 26, 2019

Iran has proposed signing a non-aggression pact to its neighbors, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. At the same time, the country is ready to defend itself from any attack, be it “an economic war or a military one.”

“Tehran has offered to sign a non-aggression pact with its neighbors in the Gulf,” Zarif said on Sunday during a joint press conference in Baghdad with his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed al-Hakim.

Iran’s top diplomat did not name an exact list of the countries eyed in the document, yet stressed that Tehran seeks to “build balanced relations” with all Gulf states. At the same time, Zarif cautioned that the country is ready to defend itself if attacked, by any means necessary.

We will defend against any war efforts against Iran, whether it be an economic war or a military one, and we will face these efforts with strength.

Tensions have been high in the region over the past weeks, as the ongoing standoff between the US and Iran got even more heated. Washington has ramped up its warlike rhetoric against Tehran, accusing it – but providing no hard evidence – of plotting attacks on US citizens in neighboring countries.

Apart from that, several Saudi tankers were damaged under shady circumstances at a UAE port – and the blame was squarely put on Iran. Tehran maintained it was not involved in inflicting the minor damage on the vessels, blaming the incident on some sort of “Israeli mischief” instead.

Following the incident with the tankers and a drone attack on a Saudi pipeline, attributed to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, Riyadh accused Iran of seeking to destabilize the whole region and vowed to confront it with “all strength and determination” if attacked.

Tehran, on its part, has repeatedly stated that it’s not plotting to attack anyone, yet is more than capable of retaliating and even “defeating” the US and its allies in the Middle East.

May 26, 2019 - Posted by | Economics, Militarism | ,


  1. As I recall, in 2005 President Ahmedinejad journeyed to KSA for two days of quiet talks and diplomacy — that’s the same time window at which A sent an 18-page letter of Iranian diplomatic reach-out to war-criminal Dubya. IMO, the USA-KSA (undoubtedly goosed by the criminally psychotic Zionists in charge of the show) failure to capitalize on those two opportunities had and will continue to reverberate and produce untold adverse consequences for the health of the world. Pride, greed, apathy, inertia, stupidity, manufactured chaos…all lead to setting that ol’ Doomsday Clock another click or more closer to Dooooom.

    I say truly: best of luck to FM Zarif; best of potential good fortune for the region and the world; worst of luck to the pot-stirring never-held-accountable Zionists, who represent the evil joker-card in the deck. And finally: Viva Palestine!

    Comment by roberthstiver | May 26, 2019 | Reply

  2. Anyone with even a passing interest in the Middle East would/should have worked out by now that Iran is NOT the problem in the Region. The Pentagon itself was exposed for having a plan to attack 7 countries in 5 years(Iran being one of the seven). Iraq, Libya, Syria,(and previously Afghanistan) have been devastated by the USA/Britain/France/Nato, and Iran has attacked NO COUNTRY. Israel has annexed the Golan Heights with USA approval.
    The problem in the Middle East is NOT IRAN…….The problem is the WAR MONGERS in Israel and their servants the USA Military Industrial Complex.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | May 26, 2019 | Reply

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