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Israel sole inherent crisis in West Asia: Iran official

The Israeli regime is the sole inherent crisis in West Asia and all other crises in the region are bogus, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) says.

The existing artificial crises are an outcome of the goals and policies of extra-regional powers in order to cover up the main crisis and drain the capacities to counter the Israeli regime through starting arms race and conflicts in Muslim countries, Ali Shamkhani said in an address to the International Conference on Regional Security Order in West Asia in Tehran on Sunday.

There is no sustainable military solution to regional crises, he added, emphasizing that the achievement of a resounding victory or defeat in the current military conflicts should not lead to the illusion of the predominance of the military approach over dialogue-based solutions.

The SNSC secretary also called for efforts to establish a regional power balance through mutual solidarity between countries in political, economic, security and cultural sectors, saying that the Islamic Republic's security doctrine is based on soft power, because Iran seeks to pursue conventional deterrence in the defense sector.

Shamkhani also stated that terrorism is the common threat to all countries in the world, adding that the use of terrorism as a means for political aims and its attribution to Islam with the purpose of spreading Islamophobia and sowing discord among Muslims have created a complicated situation in the region, which would only serve the Israeli regime's interests.

Zionist regime at odds with regional peace: Dehqan

Also addressing the Tehran Security Conference on Sunday, Iran's Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan noted that under present circumstances, security is the main concern of countries in the Middle East region, adding that the correct understanding of international environment and management of the existing conflicts are among the requisites for the establishment of collective security in the region.

Source: Press TV

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