American ships invaded the area where the Iranian military was conducting maneuvers. This was announced by the commander of the naval forces of the Islamic revolutionary guard corps (IRGC) Alireza Tangsiri. Thus, he assessed the situation that has arisen between the US and Iran.
American ships invaded the area where we were conducting maneuvers, and exercises in this area were announced earlier. They try to undermine security with such actions. For this reason, they were ordered to leave, ” Tasnim News Agency quoted Tangsiri as saying.
Earlier, the US Central Command of the Navy reported that the IRGC boats on April 15 maneuvered dangerously near US warships in the Persian Gulf. The US military said that the ships “cut off” their boats at high speed and close range. At the same time, the US claims that they approached one of the vessels by 45 meters, and the other by 10 meters at all. The Iranian boats responded to radio calls an hour later and left the American ships.
According to the IRGC, the incident was preceded by two provocative interceptions by US ships, which they took on April 6 and 7. The corps called Washington’s version “Hollywood” and promised to respond to any miscalculation. At the same time, US President Donald Trump said that he ordered the destruction of Iran’s boats that interfere with the passage of American ships. The armed forces of Iran are also ready to fire at US ships in case of threats.