Zionist Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz has said that his country will join the US-led coalition, to protect trade routes in the Persian Gulf, Zionist media reported on Tuesday.
According to a Zionist daily Yedioth Ahronoth, Katz claimed that he had recently met a "high ranking persona" from the United Arab Emirates, to improve ties between Zionists and Arab states.
“Zionists are part of the U.S.-led coalition to protect trade routes in the Persian Gulf,” Katz said.
“It is a Zionist interest to stop Iranian entrenchment in the region and strengthen relationship with Gulf countries,” he added.
According to the newspaper, Katz said in a meeting of ministers that Israel has no conflict with Gulf nations.
Last month, Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, in a retaliatory action, for the seizure of an Iranian vessel by Gibraltar -- a British overseas territory. Tension has been running high in the region since then.