Iran has warned Israel against aiding a US -led maritime coalition in the Persian Gulf, saying that it reserved the right to confront such a “clear threat to its national security“.

According to Israeli media, Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz had confirmed in a closed-door meeting on Tuesday that the country joined the US-led coalition with intelligence and other unspecified aid.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Friday referred to the “illegitimate existence” of the Israeli regime in the Middle East as a source of insecurity and instability.

The US regime and the illegitimate Zionist regime are responsible for all the consequences of this dangerous move.

The remarks came after Israel said it will join what the US calls an effort to boost police security of navigation in the Persian Gulf.

Katz claimed that Israel was determined to stop “Iranian entrenchment” in the Middle East region and strengthen Tel Aviv’s relationship with Persian Gulf countries.

The US regime has announced plans to form a force amid its attempts to disrupt Iran’s foreign oil sales as part of its sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced its opposition to the formation of such coalitions and considers it a deceptive act which create tensions along the Iranian coastline.

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