TEHRAN (Reuters) - Tehran's initiative for peace in the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf waters is an important step to reduce tension in the region, Assistant Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said.
During a meeting in Kuwait with Foreign Undersecretary Khalid Al-Jarallah, he added that Iran is ready to coordinate and cooperate with all concerned countries to implement the initiative and make it successful.
Araghchi assured Kuwaiti officials that all Gulf states could play an important role in shaping the future of the region, sources familiar with the Iranian foreign ministry said.
He also stressed that the Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue is the only way to resolve the political crisis in Yemen through the formation of what he called a "government of salvation" includes all spectrums of the people.
Al-Jarallah affirmed in a statement a few days ago that his country carried messages from Iran to Gulf countries, stressing that Kuwait views positively any initiative aimed at calm in the region, whether Hormuz initiative or others.
According to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the end of October, the initiative is based on key principles: non-interference in third-party affairs, non-aggression, commitment to energy security, and compliance with international law.
On September 25, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani outlined a security cooperation plan called the "Hormuz Peace Initiative" or "Hope" during his speech to 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 the Gulf states to take their own security without foreign "interference", Rouhani stressed to the United Nations that the presence of foreign forces in the region "endangers peace, security and stability."