The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy in a statement on Wednesday warned Saudi Arabia against any move under the pretext of military drills which would endanger security and stir tension in the Persian Gulf.
Iranian and Italian naval fleet staged joint military drills in the international waters near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan Province.
Iran has dismissed as “baseless and absurd” the Emirati foreign minister’s allegations that Tehran is fueling regional insecurity, saying such remarks come despite Abu Dhabi’s deadly bombing campaign against Yemeni civilians.
A senior Iranian lawmaker announced that two Persian Gulf islands of Zarkooh and Ariana belong to Iran and have long been occupied by the United Arab Emirates.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari advised the US to quit wasting the American people’s assets by ending “malicious and harmful” naval presence in the Persian Gulf, the Iranian nation’s home.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday shrugged off recent allegations made by the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander called on the US forces to put an end to their presence in the Persian Gulf before any problem arises in the region.
Iran says it had concluded a “historic” accord with Oman that demarcates the Islamic Republic’s maritime border with the fellow Persian Gulf littoral state.
The three Persian Gulf islands of Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs are indispensable parts of Iran, the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesman underlined, dismissing recent anti-Iran claims about the islands raised by the Arab League chief.
After reports that Iranian boats have approached a US warship near the Strait of Hormuz, Iran’s Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the country’s naval vessels are incessantly patrolling the territorial waters to counter any unintentional or aggressive intrusion.