"Iraq is against the participation of the Zionist regime's forces in any kind of patrolling to ensure the save passage of ships in the Persian Gulf", Alhakim said on Twitter.
He added that Iraq was "seeking to reduce tensions in the region through negotiations, while the presence of Western forces in the region is increasing them".
يرفض العراق مشاركة قوات الكيان الصهيوني في اية قوة عسكرية لتأمين مرور السفن في الخليج العربي. ان دول الخليج العربي مجتمعة قادرة على تأمين مرور السفن في الخليج و— محمد علي الحكيم (@maalhakim) August 12, 2019
ان العراق يسعى لخفض التوتر في منطقتنا من خلال المفاوضات الهادئة وان وجود قوات غربية في المنطقة سوف يزيد من التوتر
Iran has earlier made a similar statement, opposing the Israeli involvement in the mission.
Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said last week that his country was part of the US-led mission in the Gulf.
The United States has been trying to build a coalition to secure maritime security in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, through which one-third of all seaborne petroleum passes, after several attacks on oil tankers and the capture of a UK commercial ship by Iran.