The Iranian government said that Tehran is ready to negotiate with the countries of the region in order to provide security for trade waterways; This follows the escalation of tensions and risks in the Gulf region. Tasnim news agency quoted Iranian government spokesman Ali Rubaie as saying on Wednesday that Iran was ready to negotiate with the countries of the region to provide security for commercial waterways. "We have announced to all countries in the region that we are ready to negotiate for the security of the economic and commercial waterways in the region," Rubaie said. The Iranian official pointed out that "the participation of the Zionist entity in the US maritime alliance is a trap and a process of deception." On the other hand, about postponing the tripartite summit of headsIran Russia and Azerbaijan in Sochi, Rabie said, "The reason for the postponement are technical issues, and during the President's contacts were raised the necessary issues and there is no political matter behind the postponement of this summit."