Iran warns Israel & calls US military flight over regional waters ‘provocative’


Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh called the US military flight over regional waters “provocative”, as reported by Xinhua. He also slammed Israel stating that “it’s regime is creating a crisis.” The “nature” of Israel has also fuelled growing insecurity and instability, Khatibzadeh asserted during a press conference.

The FM spokesperson’s comments came after Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain carried out a joint air force operation with the US on Sunday. The countries flew fighter jets over Iranian regional waters led by US advanced fighter-bomber. The exercise was a part of a joint military exercise across Middle Eastern maritime vital points, including the Strait of Hormuz, South of Iran.

When asked about the allocation of 1.5bn US dollars by Israel to counter Iran’s nuclear program, Khatibzadeh asserted that Tehran has never ruled out threats posed by Tel Aviv. “The nature of (Israel) regime is creating a crisis, and…

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