TEHERAN, Iran, May 4 (UPI) -- Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi says that the Gulf region is no longer safe for the "enemy," a clear reference to the United States.
Pour-Mohammadi told journalists in the capital Teheran, "The Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman are the hunting ground for the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. If any force with any military might tries to maneuver in this region, it will not be out of range of our armed forces and weaponry."
"The Persian Gulf is no longer a safe place for our enemies. Our enemies can not tolerate this situation. Less than three years into the occupation of Iraq, not only has the Iraqi nation rejected them but have also said that they will choose a political model that is actually the (U.S.'s) enemy. They have chosen the same path that the Iranian people have gone down and have taken the first steps," Iran Focus quoted him as saying May. 3.