Iran vows ‘war’ if Israel cooperates in maritime security effort in Persian Gulf

Iran vows ‘war’ if Israel cooperates in maritime security effort in Persian Gulf
Marshall Islands-flagged Norwegian tanker Front Altair on fire in the Gulf of Oman, June 2019. ISNA video via Twitter

[Ed. – There doesn’t seem to be reporting that actually says Israel might dispatch forces to participate.  This appears to be about high-level discussions of possible intelligence-sharing.  I’d cool some jets out there, and not all Iran’s jets, for that matter.  Emphasis/bold face by Zero Hedge.]

Days ago we reported that Israel’s leaders were in discussions over the possibility of joining the recently proposed US maritime coalition in the Persian Gulf to escort international tankers to ward off threats from Iran, which could involve direct Israeli naval participation, or more likely would be limited to intelligence-sharing.

Following the initial Reuters and Israeli media reports of top cabinet level meetings taking place, Tehran warned on Sunday that any Israeli presence in waters near Iran would lead to war.

“Any illegitimate presence by the Zionists in the waters of the Persian Gulf could spark a war,” Navy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Navy, Alireza Tangsiri, warned on Sunday.

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