Iran Asks West to Leave Persian Gulf as Tensions Heightened

Iran’s president has called on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran.

  • Published 22 September 2019

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region’s waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic’s military arsenal. Full Coverage: Persian Gulf tensions President Hassan Rouhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan at this week’s upcoming high-level meetings at the United Nations, which comes amid heightened Mideast tensions… Read at AP News