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Iran's Rouhani says Gulf countries can protect region’s security

Iran's Rouhani says Gulf countries can protect region’s security
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, August 14, 2019. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS -
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DUBAI (Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran and other Gulf states could protect the region’s security and foreign forces were not needed, state TV reported, repeating a longstanding rejection of a U.S. maritime security mission in the region.

The United States has launched a maritime security mission in the Gulf backed by Britain after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel there last month.

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Peter Graff)

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