Iran Warns Against Israeli Presence In Gulf

TEHRAN, Iran, Aug 13 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has warned against any Israeli presence in the Gulf region, Press TV reported, Monday.

“Any presence of the Zionist regime (of Israel) in the Gulf waters is illegal, as it may result in war and confrontation in the region,” Alireza Tangsiri, the navy commander of IRGC, said.

“The United States and the United Kingdom must assume responsibility for the Zionist regime’s illegal presence in the Gulf waters,” Tangsiri noted.

The remarks by the IRGC commander, followed recent inclination of Israel to join a U.S. plan, to establish a military coalition, to boost security in the Gulf.

Tensions in the region have been rising recently, following the seizure of a British oil tanker by Iran, in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, and drone confrontations between Iran and the United States, over the Gulf.– NNN-IRNA