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Aboul Gheit: Iran seeks to control the Straits of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandab

The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, warned, today, Saturday, against Iran’s attempt to extend its control over the Straits of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandab, either directly or through the militias that finance it, stressing the need for the stability of navigation in these two strategic straits important for global trade.

During his participation in the seventh edition of the Rome Mediterranean Dialogue, Aboul Gheit spoke about Gulf security and the dangers of the Iranian threat to maritime freedom in a session devoted to discussing this issue, with the participation of the Director General of the Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi. He stressed that maintaining freedom of navigation without threat is a global priority, and not only for the Arab countries bordering them.

He also stressed that Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons would launch an arms race in the region, wishing that the ongoing negotiations would succeed. In Vienna, he discouraged Iran from achieving this goal in order to avoid the security situation from deteriorating to something more dangerous.

In this context, Aboul Gheit made it clear that it is difficult to address the Iranian nuclear program without looking at the fact that there is an already existing nuclear power. In the region, which is Israel, especially in light of its insistence on destroying

It is noteworthy that the indirect US-Iranian talks on reviving the nuclear agreement have been suspended until next week, as European officials expressed, on Friday, their dissatisfaction with the demands of the new Iranian administration, according to Reuters.”

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