ایران حضور اسرائیل را در ائتلاف چند ملیتی ناوگان دریایی به سرکردگی آمریکا را تهدید برای امنیت خود می داند
از انتشار گزارش هایی درباره سخنان وزیر خارجه اسرائیل درباره کمک به
تأمین امنیت تنگه هرمز از جمله کمک های اطلاعاتی به ائتلاف چندملیتی ناوگان
دریایی به سرکردگی آمریکا و نیز سخنان وی درباره همسویی حضور در این
ائتلاف با منافع راهبردی اسرائیل در زمینه مقابله با ایران و تقویت روابط
با کشورهای عرب، ایران حضور اسرائیل را در این ائتلاف تهدید برای امنیت ملی
خود خواند و اعلام کرد در دفاع از خود با حضور اسرائیل در منطقه مقابله
سید عباس موسوی، سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه ایران، با اعلام
این خبر بر حق دفاع از خود در مقابل تحرکات اسرائیل و آمریکا در منطقه
وزیر دفاع ایران نیز تشکیل چنین ائتلافی را عامل افزایش بی
ثباتی و حضور اسرائیل را اقدامی به شدت تحریک آمیز از پیامدهای فاجعه بار
تا کنون کشورهای اروپایی غیر از انگلیس از پیوستن به این ائتلاف خودداری کرده اند.
وزیر دفاع، آمریکا را عامل اصلی تنش در منطقه خواند و از کشورهای خلیج
فارس خواست برای تأمین امنیت دریایی گفتگوهای سازنده ای را آغاز کنند.
سپاه پاسداران نیز روز پنج شنبه گفت اگرجنگ جدیدی در منطقه آغاز شود،
جغرافیای گسترده ای خواهد داشت و گروه های وابسته به ایران در منطقه در آن
شرکت خواهند داشت که نتیجه آن نابودی اسرائیل خواهد بود.
وی با اشاره
به قدرت و تجربه ای که حزب الله در سال های اخیر به دست آورده است، پیش
بینی کرد در جنگ آینده حزب الله قادر به شکست اسرائیل خواهد بود.
گزارش منابع اطلاعاتی اسرائیل در نتیجه قعالیت های ایران در نوار غزه، در
صورت وقوع جنگ جبهه جدیدی در مرز جنوبی اسرائیل از سوی حماس و جهاد اسلامی
تشکیل خواهد شد.
شبکه 12 اسرائیل درباره افزایش قابل توجه کمک مالی
ماهانه ایران به حماس در ازای انتقال اطلاعات مربوط به توانمندی های موشکی
اسرائیل خبر داد.
منبع: اداره کل رسانه های خارجی
Iran calls Israeli involvement in US-led naval mission a threat to its security
says it will counter Jerusalem’s presence in the region in self defense
after Israel’s foreign minister reportedly said it was helping secure
Strait of Hormuz
By AGENCIES and TOI STAFFToday, 4:19 am
warships USS Boxer, front, USNS Tippecanoe, right, USS John P. Murtha
transit the Strait of Hormuz, July 18, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by
Cpl. Jason Monty/Released)
Iran on Friday said Israel’s possible
involvement in a US-led military coalition in the Persian Gulf was a
threat to its national security, and that Tehran would counter Israeli
presence in the region.
“The announcement made about the possible
presence of the al-Quds occupying regime [Israel] in the self-proclaimed
military coalition in the Persian Gulf region is a blatant threat to
Iran’s national security,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed
Abbas Mousavi, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
Mousavi said that Iran claimed the right to self defense to oppose Israeli and American moves in the region.
was apparently responding to comments reportedly made by Foreign
Minister Israel Katz, who on Tuesday in a closed session of the Knesset
Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee said Israel was involved in US-led
efforts to provide maritime security in the Strait of Hormuz, according
to the Ynet news site.
Abbas Mousavi, spokesman for Iran’s
Foreign Ministry, gives a press conference in the capital Tehran on May
28, 2019. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)
Katz said Israel was assisting the
mission to secure the strategic waterway with intelligence and in other
unspecified fields. He stressed the mission was in Israel’s strategic
interest of countering Iran and boosting ties with Gulf countries.
to Katz’s comments, Iran’s defense minister on Thursday said that the
formation of a US-led flotilla would “increase insecurity” and any
Israeli involvement would have “disastrous consequences” for the region.
military coalition that America is seeking to form with the excuse of
securing maritime transport will only increase insecurity in the
region,” Defense Minister Amir Hatami said in a conference call with
counterparts from Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.
Reacting to reports of
Israeli willingness to join the coalition, he said it would be “highly
provocative and can have disastrous consequences for the region.”
and Washington have been locked in a battle of nerves since US
President Donald Trump withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with
Iran last year and reimposed sanctions.
Tensions have soared in the region, with drones downed and tankers mysteriously attacked in Gulf waters.
US Marine observes Iranian fast attack craft from the USS John P.
Murtha during a Strait of Hormuz transit, July 18, 2019. (US Marine
Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
The US and its Gulf allies
have accused the Islamic Republic of the tanker attacks, which Tehran
denies. In response, the US has been seeking to form a coalition whose
mission — dubbed Operation Sentinel — it says is to guarantee freedom of
navigation in the Gulf.
Besides Britain, which already has warships
on protection duty in the Gulf after a UK-flagged tanker was seized by
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, other European countries have
refrained from joining the planned operation for fear it might harm
their efforts to reach a negotiated settlement with Iran.
Iran has seized three tankers in the Gulf since last month, including the British-flagged vessel.
ship seizures came after British Royal Marines helped to impound a
tanker carrying Iranian oil off the British overseas territory of
Gibraltar on July 4, alleging it was destined for EU-sanctioned Syria,
an accusation Iran denies.
Calling the US the main source of tensions
in the region, Hatami, the Iranian foreign minister, called on Gulf
countries to enter “constructive talks” to provide maritime security by
Also Thursday, the commander of the Revolutionary Guard
warned that a new war in the region would include Iran’s regional proxy
groups, Hamas and Hezbollah, and would result in the “collapse” of
In comments carried by the semi-official Tasnim news agency,
Gen. Hossein Salami said an “[axis of] power has been shaped in Syria,
Lebanon, Palestine and elsewhere, and the enemy is mindful that any new
war may pose a full-blown threat against the Zionist regime and put it
in the path to an irreversible collapse.”
In this April 24, 2019
picture, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard commander Gen. Hossein Salami
attends a meeting in Tehran, Iran (Sepahnews via AP )
“I am confident
that today, the Zionists and regional allies are not interested in a
war because they know that the geography of such war would be broad, and
they know the result [in advance],” he said.
The Islamic Republic
funds the armed wings of the Gaza-based terrorist groups Hamas and
Palestinian Islamic Jihad, as well as the Lebanon-based Hezbollah.
said Hezbollah fighters had gained “power and experience” in recent
years, and were capable of “resoundingly” defeating Israel in the next
Israeli intelligence officials reportedly believe the Hamas
group and Tehran have come to an agreement that would see Iranian
proxies in Gaza open a front against Israel in the south in the event of
fighting breaking out with Hezbollah along its northern border.
Haaretz daily last week quoted a senior security official as saying the
intelligence establishment estimates Hamas and Islamic Jihad will try to
force Israel to move its forces and air defense systems to the south at
the expense of troops fighting in the north.
Members of the
Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamist terror
group Hamas, take part in a march in Gaza City, July 25, 2019. (Hassan
The official said that Israel believes Iran has
increased its involvement in the Strip in order to turn Hamas into its
operational arm against Israel.
On Monday, Channel 12 news reported
that Iran offered to significantly increase its monthly financial aid to
Hamas and Islamic Jihad in exchange for intelligence on Israeli missile
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed
willingness to raise its monthly financial backing to the terror group
to an unprecedented $30 million per month during talks with top Hamas
officials in Tehran last month.
In 2018, Hebrew-language media
outlets quoted Palestinian sources who said Iran’s payments to Hamas at
the time amounted to $70 million per year (less than $6 million per
It was not immediately clear if the offer was strictly
conditioned on the intelligence provided by the terror groups. The Hamas
members said they would convey it to the movement’s leaders in Gaza.