TEHRAN: Iran on Saturday sent President Hassan Rouhani's proposed text for regional security to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Iraq, saying it was a sign of the importance it attaches to regional stability.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a statement that Rowhani had sent the full text of the plan to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Iraq and "asked them to cooperate in order to achieve and implement it."
The Iranian spokesman added that this letter confirms the seriousness of his country's position and the importance it attaches to the role of regional countries in establishing stability in the Gulf.
Mousavi said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would also soon send a message to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in this regard. Mousavi also conveyed Tehran's call for Gulf and Iraqi leaders to join forces in the implementation of the initiative.
On September 25, Rouhani outlined a security cooperation plan called the "Hormuz Peace Initiative" or "Hope" during his speech at the United Nations, explaining that its goal is "to promote peace, progress and prosperity for all peoples benefiting from the Strait of Hormuz." Establish friendly relations and launch collective action to secure energy supplies and free shipping. "
After calling for Gulf states to take their own security without foreign "interference," Rowhani stressed before the United Nations that the presence of foreign troops in the region "endangers peace, security and stability."