Gulf states should not allow attacks from US bases: Iran

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani assured Gulf neighbours that Iran does not want to inflict any harm on the GCC states. (AFP)

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that Arab states in the Gulf should not allow the United States to launch attacks on the Islamic republic from bases in the region.

“States in the region which house US military bases should know that these bases must not be used against Iran. The region should not become a launchpad for aggression against Iran,” Larijani told a news conference in Kuwait.

Larijani, however, assured Gulf neighbours that Iran “does not want to inflict any harm on the GCC states”, and charged that the United States was scaring the Gulf from Iran to promote its presence in the region.

“I believe that for the sake of having new military bases in the region... and control over its resources, the Americans and Zionists are trying to scare the region from Iran,” he said. 

 

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