Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is threatening to attack Israel if it sends warships to the Persian Gulf. In a statement Wednesday, he denounced a U.S. proposal to dispatch an international maritime squad to ensure safety in the Strait of Hormuz.

Rouhani said Israel better think about its own safety. He also accused the U.S. and the west of trying to seize the “Muslim world’s” energy resources. The Iranian president went on to claim his country is in charge of security in the Persian Gulf.

“Undoubtedly, all their slogans for creating a new coalition in the region of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman is not only just an impractical slogan, and will not become a reality,” stated Rouhani. “Even if it becomes a reality to an extent, it will not help the security of the region.”

The Iranian leader also reiterated Iran will advance its uranium enrichment to the 20-percent level unless the U.S. and the European Union begin re-complying with the 2015 nuclear deal in the next 60 days.

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