An Iraqi diplomat sadwn al-saeedi said to ILNA that Baghdad will support and participate in Iran “Hormuz Peace Endeavor” despite US pressure.
He said in an exclusive interview with ILNA reporter that Iran’s plan is set to establish security in the region and to dismantle the United States and its President Donald Trump from the region.
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran unveiled the details of his plan for security in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, called the “Hormuz Peace Initiative”, at his speech at the United Nations. The initiative, also called “HOPE”, seeks cooperation among the regional countries for maintaining security in the strategic waterway.
He added that Iran's plan is to secure the Strait of Hormuz and the flow of oil through regional countries which is controlled by the UN, but the US wants the region's security plan to be controlled only by itself and its allies. And that's the main point of the dispute.
On Iraq's stance on Rouhani's plan, he said Baghdad is ready to engage with regional countries on the basis of the plan, and welcomes Iran’s plan despite US pressure.
Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah has said that Muscat will consider supporting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s “Hormuz Peace Endeavor”.
In a tweet on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also invited all regional states to join Iran’s initiative for securing the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
Zarif said the initiative entails “dialogue, confidence-building, freedom of navigation, energy security, non-aggression, and non-intervention”.