Iran Navy Chief: Zionist presence in Persian Gulf may trigger war

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, has called on the United States and the United Kingdom to take responsibility for an Israeli presence in the Persian Gulf, warning that it may trigger a war in the region.

‘Any kind of presence of the Zionist Regime in Persian Gulf is illegal as it may trigger war and conflict in the region,’ Tangsiri told the Lebanese news agency Al Mayadeen on Sunday.

Tangsiri added that Tehran is doing the utmost to ensure peace in the region, but that it will not allow others to take advantage and prevent Iran from selling its own oil.

‘We safeguard the security of the Persian Gulf as long as our security is met,’ he said, warning the US and the UK that ‘whenever our commanders wish so, they are able to detain any ship, even if it is accompanied by American and British forces.’

Tangsiri also warned that, ‘The US and the UK should take the responsibility for the presence of the Zionist Regime in Persian Gulf waters.’…”

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