In an interview with The New York Times ahead of his visit to Washington, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced his intention to create a coalition of Arab countries seeking to limit Iran’s influence in the region.
Bennett also pointed out that he plans to present his strategy to US President Joe Biden during their upcoming meeting on Thursday.
“What we need to do, what we are doing to do, is the creation of a regional coalition of rational Arab countries, which together with us will fight back and block this expansion,” the Israeli Prime Minister said, without disclosing additional details.
Earlier this month, on August 6, Iran categorically rejected accusations of the attack on the Mercer Street tanker in the Arabian Sea, which Israel accused it of doing.
In addition, Iranian Deputy Permanent Representative, Zahra Ershadi accused Israel of strikes on Syria and Lebanon and possession of nuclear weapons.
The incident took place at the end of July, when the chemical tanker was attacked in the Arabian Sea, about 280 km off the coast of Oman.
The vessel without cargo was en route from the Tanzanian Dar es Salaam to the Arabian port of Fujairah, and as a result of the attack, there were also casualties – citizens of Great Britain and Romania.