We will not ask for a permission over defending Iran, said Iranian President in Bandar Abbas, Hormuzgan Province, southern Iran on Wednesday.

 We announce to the world that we will make whatever we need to defend Iran, Hassan Rouhani added.

He also said, 'We are and will be a good neighbor for you,' he told the Persian Gulf littoral countries.

President Rouhani arrived at Hormuzgan Airport on Wednesday morning to meet with people and open a number of industrial and construction projects in the southern province.

Upon arrival at Bandar Abbas International Airport, he was welcomed by the Supreme Leader's Representative to Hormuzgan Province Ayatollah Gholamali Naeim Abadi, Governor General of Hormuzgan Province Fereydoun Hemmati, and a number of senior local officials.

Meeting with the elite and attending the meeting of the Administrative Council of the province, and a news conference are on Rouhani's agenda for this two-day visit to Hormuzgan.Also during the visit of the President to Hormuzgan Province, 30 projects will be put into operation with a credit of over $880m.