TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council said on Monday that only regional convergence would guarantee "sustainable" security of the region.
"Only those coalitions which are not influenced by foreigners can solve problems and restore security," Ali Shamkhani was quoted as saying by the state TV during his meeting with visiting Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Omani minister responsible for foreign affairs.
The United States has failed to form an international coalition under the pretext of ensuring security in the Gulf, he noted.
For his part, the Omani minister urged constant consultations between Muscat and Tehran, stressing that tensions in the region would not be in the interests of any of the Gulf countries, Tasnim news agency reported.
Sustainable security in the region requires consensus among all regional countries and dispelling of misunderstandings, bin Alawi said.
Oman is ready to tap its potential in resolving regional tensions and pave the way for constructive dialogue among regional states, he added.