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Iraq announces the first official position of the project of the entry of "Israeli" forces to the Gulf
13 August 2019
Iraq warned of "increased" tension in the Gulf as a result of the entry of "Israeli" forces (Reuters)
Ultra Iraq - Editorial Team
Iraq announced on Monday, 12 August, the rejection of the participation of "Zionist entity" forces in securing the passage of ships in the Arabian Gulf.
Iraq announced its rejection of the presence of troops from the "Zionist entity" in the Arabian Gulf usually that will increase tension
Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim said in a tweet that "Iraq rejects the participation of the Zionist forces in any military force to secure the passage of ships in the Arabian Gulf."
Al-Hakim added, "The Arab Gulf states combined are able to secure the passage of ships in the Gulf and that Iraq seeks to reduce tension in our region, through quiet negotiations," stressing that "the presence of Western forces in the region will increase tension."
Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said last week that the "Zionist entity" will participate in the naval force, which the United States seeks to set up to secure shipping traffic in the Gulf, amid escalating tensions with Iran .
"Israel is part of the US-led coalition to protect trade routes in the Gulf," Katz said. "It is in Israel's interest to stop the Iranian aggression in the region and strengthen its relations with the Gulf states," Israeli media reported, including Yedioth Ahronoth .
Iraq stressed the ability of the Arab Gulf states to "collectively" secure the passage of ships in the Gulf
In turn, Tehran considered the participation of "Israel" in a coalition sponsored by Washington in the Gulf waters an explicit threat to its national security, stressing that it would deal strongly with any Israeli presence in the Gulf waters within its deterrent and defensive policies.
The government does not hide [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] of the escalation in the Gulf region, about Iraqi oil exports, which depend mainly on revenues to finance the budget of Iraq.