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Iran to present regional peace plan for Strait of Hormuz ‘soon’

Tehran: Iran will be ready to present the details of its peace plan for the strategically important Strait of Hormuz “soon,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Tuesday.
The plan, announced by President Hassan Rowhani at the UN General Assembly last month, is meant to bring together the Gulf states in a so-called “coalition of hope” to safeguard shipping in the area, with involvement from the UN, but excluding other foreign powers. Mousavi told state broadcaster IRIB that the details would be presented to the participating countries - Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq - as well as the United Nations in due course. The United States and Iran have engaged in a war of words over the Strait of Hormuz, an important shipping route in the Gulf region, where Iran has intercepted a number of foreign vessels.
Yemen’s Iran-linked Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks on oil facilities in the eastern province of Buqyaq, but Saudi Arabia and the US suspect that Iran is behind them. (dpa)