Israel Reveals Iranian Warships In Red Sea As Direct Threat To Global Peace, Economy

Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday unveiled satellite images, showing four Iranian warships in the Red Sea, terming it a direct threat to the world’s security and economy.

Speaking in 26th Annual Economist Government Roundtable in Greece, Gantz said that Iran’s expansion in Red Sea is not only posing a major threat to Israel and its Arab neighbors, but also to the global trade, energy and economy

Gantz lamented Iran’s intention to expand its “aggressive operations” in the region, particularly in the naval arena. “Today, we can confirm that Iran is methodically basing itself in the Red Sea,” said Gantz, stressing that it was out of the ordinary for Iranian forces to be patrolling in the Red Sea.

The presence of the Iranian ships in the Red Sea could also result in an armed encounter with Israeli naval forces.

“Iran is a prime example of a widespread regional and global threat,” according to Gantz, who said that Iran had recently conducted an experiment in Semnan province with a satellite launcher in order to develop a long-rang intercontinental missile.

Last week, Iran claimed it has carried out the second test of the Zuljanah satellite launcher.

“Just a week ago, Iran conducted yet another test of a satellite launcher, and it demonstrates that the Iranian regime has the capabilities to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles that may reach as far as the center of Europe. This is in addition to operational ballistic systems and UAVs that can already reach the East Med,” Gantz added.

Gantz further went on saying that Iran is “first a global challenge, then it is a regional challenge, and only lastly, it is a threat to the State of Israel.”

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