TEHRAN, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Iran will give a "strong and massive" response to any Israeli submarine in the Gulf, an Iranian security official was quoted as saying by Press TV on Monday.
"Israel must know that our response to aggression against our national security will be strong and massive," said Abolfazl Amouei, the spokesman of the Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.
The remarks by the Iranian official came after the Washington Post's Wednesday report claiming that an Israeli submarine had embarked for the Gulf as a warning to Iran.
"Israel is looking for excuses to drag the region into a tension that creates chaos in the last days of (the U.S. President Donald) Trump presidency," Amouei said.
He also warned neighboring Arab countries that bringing Israel too close to Iran's borders might create problems for them.
On Monday, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh also elaborated on the issue, describing the Washington Post's report as a "media assumption."
Any risk for the Gulf security is "crossing Iran's redlines," he stressed. Enditem